Mississippi authorities some of the equipment recovered this week in western Hinds County was stolen locally but most of it came from Louisiana.
Hinds County Chief Deputy Chris Picou says two people are in custody after deputies on Monday found two backhoes, a four-wheeler, several trucks and other recently stolen batteries, tools and diesel tanks on property near Bolton.
Picou says Christina Jeanne Thornton of Newellton, La., and Charles Seth Alexander of Timpson, Texas, are each charged with felony receiving stolen property. They are being held without bond in the Hinds County jail pending an initial court appearance.
Picou says one of the backhoe had been stolen from a water association in Mound, La., along with a truck that also belonged to the association.
Picou says the investigation is continuing.
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