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Robbery suspects pursued into Vicksburg Military Park; one suspect in custody – VIDEO

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(photo by David Day)

At 12:15 p.m, Tuesday, a gun was reported stolen from a vehicle at USA Pawn on Warrenton Road. Cameras captured a suspect in the act as well as his partner inside the shop at the time. It also captured the suspects’ black Tahoe with Texas plates with a third suspect.

The victim of the robbery was returning to the pawn shop at 2:15 p.m.

On the way he saw a black Tahoe on the side of the road in front of the Super 8 on North Frontage Road having mechanical difficulties. The victim pulled into a parking lot to get a closer look and recognized the individuals from the camera footage. He then called 911.

The suspects noticed the victim and one of them approached his vehicle, at which point the victim warned the suspect that he had a gun.

The sirens of approaching officers responding to the call scared the suspects off. One left in another vehicle, one ran south on foot, and one ran into the Vicksburg Military Park on foot.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore, Deputy Sheriff Billy Joe Higgins, numerous VPD officers and sheriff’s deputies along with park rangers are searching the area. They have closed the military park.

A search of the abandoned Tahoe revealed a stolen 243 Savage that had been in the victim’s family for generations.

One suspect is now in custody.

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Vicksburg police make a drug bust after brief pursuit

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James Morris (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Tuesday on drug charges after a brief pursuit.

James Morris, 30, of Vicksburg was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on U.S. Highway 80 just outside the city limits. The officers found that Morris was in possession of crack cocaine.

Charged with one count of possession of cocaine, Morris appeared Tuesday before Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court for his arraignment. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

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Williams arrested for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall

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Felix Williams (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg, for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall.

For a break-in Sunday, Oct. 11, into the mall and Jordan’s, Williams was charged with two counts of business burglary. Williams was also charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny for the Oct. 2 burglary at the Sports Addition.

Monday, Oct. 12, Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Williams bond at $400,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Felon arrested for firearm possession after brief chase

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Marquette McCroy (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer arrested Marquette McCroy, 38, of Vicksburg after a brief chase Sunday.

McCroy failed to stop the vehicle he was driving and led the officer on a brief chase. After he stopped, the officer found that he was in possession of a handgun. He arrested McCroy shortly after midnight Sunday and charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon.

McCroy appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Sunday, where she gave him a $75,000 bond and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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