Crime

1 sought, 1 arrested in car, credit-card theft

Stephen Mattox
Stephen Mattox

Authorities are looking for Stephen Michael Mattox, 32, who is wanted on charges of credit card fraud and grand larceny after police say he stole a car.

Mattox is accused in the theft of a vehicle from the 1800 block of Popp’s Ferry Road on Sept. 15. Police said he then used the vehicle owner’s credit card for purchases at Wal-Mart.

An investigation revealed Charles Thomas Calton, 31, was with Mattox during the auto theft and Wal-Mart shopping trip, police said.

Police found and arrested Calton on Thursday at his Vancleave home on charges of accessory to grand larceny and accessory to credit-card fraud, authorities said. Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set his bond at $25,000.

Police said they are still looking for Mattox, who has been staying in the Biloxi area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the crimes is asked to contact Biloxi police at 228-392-0641, or Mississippi Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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