Desoto County Sheriff’s Office
January 20, 2023
While most of us were prepping to start the weekend, Latricia Brown (who had an active Violation of Probation warrant) and Christopher Walker were rolling into McDonald’s in a stolen vehicle!
1st Lieutenant Jose Raya spotted the van and recognized it from a BOLO. His traffic stop unraveled quite a crime spree for the two occupants who had been in possession of the stolen van from North Carolina for several weeks.
A search of the van yielded stolen cell phones, tablets and personal identification information (ID cards, credit cards, social security cards, bank account information) for EIGHTEEN individuals.
Backpacks full of banking/financial documents and mail belonging to several other victims were located, along with a backpack containing approximately 30 individually packaged baggies of methamphetamine and cocaine!
Based on Lt. Raya’s investigation, Latricia was subsequently arrested and charged with Grand Theft- Motor Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended and Criminal Possession of Personal Identification. Christopher was arrested and charged with Grand Theft- Motor Vehicle, Possession with Intent to Distribute- Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute- Cocaine.
Great job Lt Raya!