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Three juveniles in custody after Vicksburg’s second manhunt this week

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Three juveniles have been taken into custody after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle, prompting a manhunt by local authorities on and around Belva Drive, off of U.S. 61 South.

The trio fled when a resident spotted their 2007 Chevrolet Yukon that was stolen earlier this week and alerted police. VPD Officer Leonce Young located the vehicle on Belva Drive and a brief chase ensued just after 3 p.m. Saturday.

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The Yukon barreled into the Warrenton Independent Baptist Church parking lot, where they struck the church van, ran down the fence and crashed into a tree before scattering in the woods on foot. Vicksburg Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office initiated a manhunt in the area, where one of the juveniles was taken into custody along with two other suspects at large.

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Their escape was short-lived, though, as officers brought the pair into custody around 5:30 p.m. on Alcorn Drive in Vicksburg.

Police Chief Milton Moore says all three are now in custody at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center until they face a judge in Warren County Youth Court early next week.

Thomas Parker contributed to this story.

See our original story on this incident with on the scene video coverage here.
See also our story :  VIDEO – K-9 Kilo assists in fugitive chase capture when Johnathan Blank led law enforcement on a high speed chase and manhunt on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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