By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A bizarre theft case has resulted in numerous charges for a Corinth man.
Cody McEwen, 25, of Levee Road in Corinth, has been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of vehicle burglary, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell.
The odd string of incidents began Monday morning when Alcorn County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle burglary at Reed’s Printing on Stateline Road in Corinth. The suspect fled on foot after someone caught him breaking into the vehicle, Caldwell said.
Law enforcement also discovered that a pickup truck that was stolen out of McNairy County was stuck in someone’s yard near the location of the vehicle burglary, Caldwell said.
The investigation linked McEwen to the stolen vehicle, the sheriff noted.
Later that morning, deputies responded to a residence in the 3900 block of County Road 100 where an unusual vehicle was reported. An ambulance was also dispatched to the location after it was reported that someone may have been assaulted.
McEwen was found inside the vehicle with wounds to his face, Caldwell said. But upon investigation, there was no indication of an assault. It appeared his injuries came from him running through the woods, the sheriff said.
The sheriff’s office discovered that the vehicle McEwen was in at the County Road 100 residence was also stolen out of McNairy County. It was unclear why McEwen went to the County Road 100 residence.
He was taken to the hospital to be checked out for his injuries and later transported to the Alcorn County Jail.
Authorities also learned that McEwen had two warrants for grand larceny indictments.
McEwen was still in the Alcorn County Jail on Wednesday.