Update April 23, 2018 – On April 22, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Officers of the Gulfport Police Department located Jason Conaway in the area of 26th Avenue and 33rd Street. Conaway was arrested with the assistance of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. Conaway was occupying a stolen pickup truck which had been reported stolen from Slidell Louisiana on April 17, 2018. A Gulfport Detective responded. While the Detective was investigating the current and past incidents involving Conaway, the Detective linked Conaway to a stolen F-250 pickup truck belonging to Russ Motors at 9150 Highway 49. The F-250 was reported stolen on April 13, 2018.
Jason Conaway was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center charged with Grand Larceny (bond $50,000 set by Gulfport Municipal Judge Kirk Clark), Possession of Stolen Property (bond $5,000 set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner), and Motor Vehicle Theft (bond $15,000 set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner).
Thank you to our local media outlets and all who assisted in these cases.
Update April 9, 2018. The resulting investigation into this theft has resulted in a warrant for the arrest of 39 year old Jason Eugene Conaway. He has not yet been arrested. He is described as a 39 year old white male, 5’11”, 200 lbs, green eyes, and brown hair. He has a tear drop tattoo under his right eye. If you know the location of Conaway please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.
Update March 28, 2018. The vehicle and suspected observed in the trailer theft also visited a local fast food establishment prior to the theft. The vehicle was located unoccupied in Biloxi by the Biloxi Police Department after the incident. The investigation revealed the Ford F-350 had been reported stolen from Picayune prior to the trailer theft. Video from the fast food establishment is released below.
On March 4, 2018 at 5:32 a.m., two white males utilizing a Ford F-350 pickup, removed an enclosed white 6′ x 12′ Spartan trailer. This occurred at a business in the 16000 block of South Swan Road. The F-350 pickup is believed to be a 90’s era model and two tone in color. Surveillance cameras captured the photos below.
The Gulfport Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the suspects and locating the stolen trailer. If anyone has information regarding this incident or the location of the trailer contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.