HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg police said they arrested a man who was trying to steal catalytic converters.

Just after midnight on December 10, officers responded to Hardy Street after receiving a call about a man attempting to cut catalytic converters off of trucks in the parking lot.

When they arrived. they said 52-year-old William Marshal tried to get away. He was stopped on the I-59 northbound ramp and was arrested.

Marshal has been charged with one count of malicious mischief. He also had two other active warrants in another jurisdiction.

Police said Marshal was booked into the Forrest County Jail, and additional charges are pending against him.