A detour into a ditch led to the arrest of three people in the theft of a lawn mower belonging to the George County Board of Supervisors.
George County Sheriff Keith Havard said Buford McLaurin, 34, and Alicia Carmack, 30, both of Gulfport, along with Eric Hunter, 36, of Greenville, were arrested about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Havard said a deputy saw a truck with a trailer hitched to it stuck in a ditch off of Mississippi 26. The trailer was carrying a lawn mower, he said, adding tracks were seen leading back to the Beat 4 County Barn.
All three were arrested on grand larceny charges. They are in the George County jail awaiting court appearances.