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Traffic stop nets two stolen guns Saturday

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David Hasty (photo courtesy VPD)

A routine traffic stop Saturday in Vicksburg resulted in an arrest for stolen guns.

Vicksburg police officers stopped David Hasty, 31, of Vicksburg, for speeding on Halls Ferry Road shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on Halls Ferry Road.

Hasty consented to a search of his car after officers detected the odor of marijuana inside it. The search revealed two handguns, both of which had been reported stolen. One theft had been reported to the Vicksburg Police Department and the other to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers arrested Hasty on two counts of possession of stolen firearms as well as traffic violations.

On Monday, Judge Penny Lawson set Hasty’s bond at $10,000 for each firearm charge in Vicksburg Municipal Court and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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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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