A suspect in a vehicle theft, burglary, arson and pursuit has been charged with 11 crimes in Lowndes County, according to Sheriff Mike Arledge.
Jacob Ray Conn, 25, of 231 Tanneyhill Road, Caledonia, allegedly led authorities on a three-county chase the morning of Dec. 31. The chase began in Hamilton when Monroe County deputies attempted to question him. Conn led deputies out of Monroe County, through Caledonia and eventually into Lamar County, Ala., where he abandoned the stolen truck he was driving. He was captured later that day.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that Conn will be charged with three counts of arson of a commercial building for one fire set on Dec. 30 and two Dec. 31, all at P&R Scrap; arson of a vehicle stolen from P&R Scrap on Dec. 31; felony taking of a motor vehicle in the Dec. 31 theft of a service truck from P&R Scrap that was later burned; felony taking of a motor vehicle for trying to steal another vehicle on Dec. 31 at P&R Scrap; two counts of burglary of commercial buildings at P&R Scrap, one on Dec. 30 and one on Dec. 31; burglary of a vehicle at P&R Scrap on Dec. 31; fleeing and eluding law enforcement in Lowndes County on Dec. 31; and felony taking of a motor vehicle for stealing a 2007 Dodge Ram from Burns Dirt on Dec. 22.
Bond has not yet been set.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal’s Service Task Force aided in capture, Arledge said.