Hearing set for man charged in stolen Nissan parts

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a car restoration business charged with possessing an estimated $500,000 in parts apparently stolen from the Nissan North American plant in Canton is expected to make an initial court appearance Friday.

Jackson police arrested 49-year-old Eric Brown on Wednesday at Precious Automotive Auto Restoration. Court officials say he was being held without bond on felony theft charges and a $2,025 bond on a misdemeanor marijuana citation, pending court appearances Friday.

Jackson Police Sgt. L.C. Russell said the department will charge Brown with receiving and possessing stolen goods, but it’s not clear how many counts he will face because investigators are still doing inventory on the parts.

The parts included catalytic converters and batteries.

Nissan spokesman Steve Parrett says the company is “supporting the investigation efforts.”