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Vicksburg PD makes arrests for credit card fraud and auto theft; reports two other incidents of auto theft

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Latonya Woodland, left, and Cheryl Sanchez (photos from VPD)

The Vicksburg Police Department took Latonya Woodland, 45, of Vicksburg, into custody on Thursday, Jan. 23, on one count of felony credit card fraud.

She appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Thursday, where Judge Angela Carpenter set her bond at $75,000 and ordered her bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Also in custody is Cheryl Sanchez, 39, of Durant, Miss. Vicksburg police arrested Sanchez on Friday, Jan. 24, on one count of auto theft. Her arrest stems from the theft of a vehicle from the Circle K convenience store, 4888 U.S. Highway 61 South, reported on Nov. 19, 2019.

Sanchez had her initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court before Judge Carpenter Friday and received a $15,000 bond. She has also been bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Vicksburg police also reported two incidents of auto theft, both for Thursday, Jan. 23:

  • A 6:46 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Fairground Street where the complainant reported someone stole his 2007 Chevrolet Suburban.
  • At 12:33 p.m. officers responded to Blackburn Motor Company, 2175 North Frontage Road, where the complainant reported someone stole a 2019 Dodge Charger SXT.

If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Accident on Hwy. 80 in the county is slowing traffic

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

An accident on U.S. Highway 80 has traffic slowed down just west of the intersection of Mt. Alban Road in Warren County.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m., and there are injuries, although they do not appear to life-threatening.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department are on the scene investigating the crash.

If you’re in the area, please take an alternative route.

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Flaggs at the White House for meeting

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(photo courtesy City of Vicksburg)

Moments ago, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. arrived at the White House for a discussion in the East Room on transforming America’s communities with President Trump, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and other senior Trump administration officials.

The Jan. 24 discussion in the East Room marks Flaggs’ first meeting of 2020 with President Trump at the White House.

“My continued relationship with the White House means more opportunities for the future of Vicksburg,” Flaggs said. “Our residents pay federal taxes, and I believe it’s incumbent upon me as mayor to take advantage of every opportunity to attract federal dollars back to Vicksburg’s economy.”

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