Thursday, march 24, 2011
Stolen truck found
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen pickup Saturday in the Mt. Pleasant area and made arrests, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The truck was taken by unknown suspects from the VA Hospital parking lot in Memphis, Tenn., sometime last week while the owner was in the hospital for surgery, the sheriff said.
Arlend B. Kilgo, owner of the black 1989 Chevrolet Silverado, was ready to leave the VA Hospital, when he could not find his truck. Kilgo, from Alcorn County, called his son Scotty B. Kilgo, 36, to come pick him up and they filed a stolen truck report Friday, March 18, Dickerson said.
“On his way up to the VA from Corinth, the son met his father’s truck in the Red Banks Road area,” the sheriff said. “He was actually behind the truck and cut the truck off and encountered the suspects. He got the suspect out of the pickup and the suspect jumped back in and attempted to leave.”
At that time, Scotty Kilgo fired three shots from a 9 mm pistol into the vehicle and the driver of the stolen truck, Narvin Lewis Franklin, 57, of Holly Springs, got out and ran away, according to Dickerson. A passenger in the truck, Roy Henry Wright, 49, of Oakland, Tenn., remained in the truck, the sheriff said, and was taken into custody while a two-hour manhunt followed.
Marshall County deputies were joined by officers from the DeSoto County helicopter team and dog teams. Franklin was apprehended in the Mt. Pleasant area and taken into custody.
Franklin and Wright were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and bail was set at $3,000, Dickerson said. Both were in jail Tuesday. Franklin was already out on bond and his bond was revoked, the sheriff said.
Scott B. Kilgo, who fired three rounds into the pickup, was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault, in connection with the use of the weapon, and later released, according to Dickerson.
He said his detectives are continuing the investigation in Memphis in an attempt to determine how the pickup was taken from the VA parking lot and how the two suspects, Franklin and Wright, came to have possession of the truck.
The sheriff asks anyone who has information regarding any crime to call Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169 or the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311.
Any crime tips provided law enforcement will be kept strictly confidential, according to Dickerson.
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