COLUMBUS — A Cherokee man is in jail today following a pursuit which began in Pittsburg and ended west of Columbus.
According to a release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, just before 6 a.m. Saturday the pursuit was initiated in Pittsburg and Nathan James Moss, 32, of Cherokee, allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody.
Deputies allegedly discovered two stolen firearms, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Moss’s vehicle. Moss was taken to the Cherokee County Jail.
On Sunday afternoon, a judge ordered Moss remain incarcerated in lieu of $75,000 bond on allegations of possession of stolen property, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, obstruction and driving while suspended.
James has a 2014 conviction for drug possession.
On Sunday evening, CKSO investigators obtained a search warrant on Moss’ home and executed it with assistance from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee City Police.
“During the course of this investigation, we have recovered multiple truckloads of stolen property, valued in the tens of thousands of dollars,” Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said in the release. “Some of the property includes tools, firearms, electronics, checks and personal items.
“At this point, investigators are still processing the evidence, but have already tied some of the property to recent residential and business burglaries in Cherokee and Crawford Counties. Any time we can recover stolen property, get it back to its rightful owners and take the suspect into custody to be held accountable for his or her actions, that’s a success.
“This case serves as a great example of the regional partnership among law enforcement, as well. We appreciate the assistance received from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department, Arma Police Department and the Cherokee City Police over the weekend.”
The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges expected and additional arrests are possible.