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Police report four burglaries in Vicksburg from April 7 to April 9

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The Vicksburg Police Department has reported the following burglaries took place between Tuesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 9, 2020.

On Tuesday at 8:21 a.m., officers responded to an address on Maxwell Drive in reference to a commercial burglary. The victim reported an unknown person entered a storage unit and stole three antique doors, an antique chest-of-drawers and a stainless-steel washing machine.

On Wednesday at 4:17 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Dot Street in reference to a residential burglary. The victim stated someone broke into the unoccupied residence and stole a 110 air conditioner.

On Thursday at 2:16 p.m., officers responded to the Carr Central Apartments, 1805 Cherry St., in reference to an auto burglary. The victim stated that someone entered his 2011 Toyota Camry and stole his Taurus .40 caliber handgun from the vehicle.

On Thursday at 6:20 p.m., a resident came to the Police Department to report a residential burglary in the 3600 block of North Washington Street. The victim said that between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, a handgun was stolen from the residence. The victim stated the suspect had contacted him, saying he was going to sell the gun if unless he was given money to return it.

If you have information on any of these burglaries, please contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-363-2511.

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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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