Starkville Academy coach arrested for grand larceny

By NEMS Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – Starkville Academy baseball coach Shane Bazzell was arrested on Jan. 15 for grand larceny (theft of property worth more than $500).
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department detective Eli Perrigin said that in October a missing four-wheeler report was filed with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.
On Jan. 15, the owner of the missing four-wheeler came to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department building to inform the department of where the missing four-wheeler might be.
As it turned out, said Perrigin, the missing four-wheeler was located in the front yard of Bazzell’s residence.
According to WCBI, Bazzell has been suspended indefinitely and Neal Henry will take over as the school’s baseball coach on an interim basis for this upcoming season.
Bazzell was a former minor league pitcher in the Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers organizations.