By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
What was initially reported as a possible assault resulted in the arrest of a Corinth man who had two outstanding grand larceny indictments.
Cody McEwen, 25, of Levee Road, was found inside a vehicle in the 3900 block of County Road 100 Monday morning, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. That vehicle had been reported stolen out of Tennessee, Caldwell added.
Authorities also believe that McEwen may have allegedly been involved in burglary and vehicle theft cases along the state line area between Alcorn County and Tennessee over the past couple of days, Caldwell said.
More charges are expected, Caldwell said, adding that McEwen was in jail Monday on a $40,000 bond for the two grand larceny indictments.
McEwen had wounds to his face when he was found in the car Monday. Officials initially received a report that there was an unusual vehicle at the County Road 100 residence and that someone may have been assaulted.
But upon investigation, the sheriff said there was no indication an assault took place.
It appeared that McEwen’s injuries included scratches and scrapes he received from running through the woods, Caldwell said.
McEwen was taken to the hospital to be checked out for his wounds and was later transported to jail, the sheriff said.