Crime

2 military men accused of stealing ammo from Camp Shelby

James Lofton, left and Adam Spiers
James Lofton, left and Adam Spiers

Two Coast men were arrested Sunday and charged with embezzlement for allegedly taking ammunition from Camp Shelby.

Deputies with the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department were called to Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in reference to missing ammunition.

After speaking with personnel at Camp Shelby and reviewing reports of the missing items, deputies arrested two National Guardsmen whom they believe are responsible, sheriff’s department spokesman Nick Calico said.

Adam Micheal Spiers, 23, of Carriere and James Ledan Lofton, 26, of Long Beach were taken into custody charged with one count of embezzlement/theft of government property.

Deputies were able to recover the missing ammunition and return it to Camp Shelby officials.

Lofton and Spiers remain in Forrest County Jail, awaiting their initial court appearances.

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