Kidnapping Suspect And Chronic Felon Arrested For Car Theft
Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies have charged Corey Benjamin Mixon, a familiar face, with felony taking of a motor vehicle. Mixon, 37 years old, was apprehended in Alcorn County after stealing a vehicle from a business in Columbus. He now faces additional charges from Lowndes County Sheriff Investigators for the theft of the vehicle. Mixon’s location was tracked down using the vehicle’s GPS tracking system. Mixon was arrested in 2020 on the charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault. He was arrested in Millport, Alabama.
On Monday, May 8, 2023, Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to James Pest Management located at 5380 Hwy 182 East. The business reported the theft of a 2012 Nissan Sentra (a fleet vehicle), which was equipped with a GPS tracking unit. Investigators successfully traced the vehicle’s location to 133 County Road 552 in Rienzi, MS. Lowndes County Sheriff Investigators contacted the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office and requested their assistance in checking the specified location for the stolen vehicle. During their investigation, Alcorn County deputies discovered the vehicle hidden behind a trailer near 133 County Road 552.
Upon making contact, Alcorn County deputies found Corey Mixon inside the vehicle, waiting for the homeowner to return. Mixon was subsequently arrested by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. Lowndes County Sheriff Investigators then transported Mixon back to Lowndes County, where he now faces charges of felony taking of a motor vehicle. Additionally, Mixon has a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections due to his probationary status.
Mixon, a career offender, has an extensive criminal history, having been booked into the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for a total of 71 previous different offenses. Among these charges, 20 were felonies, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and two previous charges of felony taking of a motor vehicle. Mixon also has a history of weapons possession, drug-related charges such as possession of methamphetamine, and being a fugitive from justice. Furthermore, he has 51 misdemeanor charges, ranging from traffic violations to petty theft. Notably, Mixon was indicted by a Lowndes County Grand Jury in 2019 on several felony charges. However, through a plea agreement in November 2020, he pled guilty to receiving stolen property, resulting in a five-year sentence at the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with one year suspended and an additional one-year probation. The remaining charges against Mixon were retired based on the agreement made by the District Attorney’s Office. Mixon was released from incarceration on April 14, 2023, after serving slightly over two years, and has already resumed criminal activities just 15 days after his release.
Sheriff Eddie Hawkins expressed concern over Mixon’s repeated offenses, highlighting his extensive criminal history and lack of regard for the well-being of his victims and the public. Sheriff Hawkins affirmed the commitment of law enforcement to hold Mixon accountable for his actions and return him to prison, ensuring public safety and protecting the community from his criminal activities.