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Circle K convenience store site of auto thefts and stolen vehicle recovery

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On Nov. 10, 2019, while Vicksburg Police officers were on scene at the Circle K convenience store, 4150 Washington St., they noticed an unoccupied 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck bearing Hinds County license tags parked near a gas pump. When they ran the tag though NCIC, the truck came back as a stolen vehicle. The owner was notified, and the truck was returned.

The Vicksburg Police Department responded to two reports of auto theft at the Circle K. On Nov. 9, a complainant reported that someone took her 2013 Cadillac STS, and on Nov. 10, a complainant reported that someone took his 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Other crimes reported:

Grand Larceny

On Nov. 11, officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Pearl Street for a theft. The complainant reported that someone had stolen cash from a locked box inside the house.

Auto Burglary

On Nov. 11, officers took a report of an auto burglary in the 200 block of Springridge Road. The complainant reported someone had stolen a .45 caliber handgun from his vehicle.

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River City Rescue Mission site of auto theft Friday

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The River City Rescue Mission was the site of an auto theft Friday.

At 7:41 p.m., officers from the Vicksburg Police Department responded to the mission at 3705 Washington St. The complainant reported someone took a white 2017 Chevrolet Express with a moving-truck styled body and a black lift gate on the rear.

The vehicle was later recovered in Hinds County.

If you have information on this incident, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Assault and kidnapping suspects make initial court appearances

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Undrier Cage and Da'Vonte Lewis (photos courtesy VPD)

Two suspects recently arrested by Vicksburg police officers on unrelated cases made their initial appearances in municipal court Monday.

Both suspects appeared in the court of Judge Angela Carpenter for bond hearings, and both were bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

Undrier Cage, 42, of Redwood, Mississippi, was charged with one count of aggravated assault on a police officer on charges stemming from an alleged assault on a Vicksburg police officer Friday. Carpenter set his bond at $100,000.

Da’Vonte Lewis, 27, of Dixon Mills, Alabama, faced numerous charges including two counts of kidnapping, one count of auto burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a carjacking incident Sunday. Carpenter set Lewis’ bond set at $300,000.

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Suspect in custody after kidnapping, auto burglary

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Devonte Lewis (photo courtesy of VPD)

At 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020,  officers were dispatched to the Motel 6, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road, where a victim reported that a black male had broken into his vehicle and stolen a handgun.

The suspect, Devonte Lewis, 27, of Dixon Mills, Alabama, then approached the driver of a 2005 GMC Yukon, brandishing the weapon, and made the driver and a female passenger drive him away.  Officers located the Yukon several minutes later at the intersection of Mission 66 and Clay Street, stopping it in the convenience store parking lot.  

Lewis was taken into custody without further incident, the stolen handgun was recovered in his possession, and the occupants of the vehicle were rescued unharmed. 

Lewis is being charged with two counts of kidnapping, one count of auto burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

He is being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

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