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Man arrested in Christmas tree theft

A Moss Point man has been identified as the suspect in last Thursday's theft of a lighted Christmas tree at the Gas-N-Save on Ingalls Avenue in Pascagoula, police said.

Joshua McQueen, 27, of the 8200 block of Mississippi 613 was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny.

McQueen was identified as the person who pulled a black Ford Ranger truck to the front of the gas station, unplugged the lighted tree and wrestled it into the bed of his truck.

The suspect apparently was trying to get a tree for his children and was unable to do so.

A local businessman has come forward to help the suspect's family.

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