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Two arrested with bag of meth on dashboard

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Dwayne Searcy and Joni Ashley (Photos courtesy VPD)

On Friday, August 28, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department stopped a vehicle for swerving on Warrenton Road shortly after 3 a.m.

While speaking to the driver, the officers noticed a baggie on the dashboard in front of the passenger containing what appeared to be a controlled substance. A search of the car revealed more baggies in the vehicle. In all, the officers found 14 grams of methamphetamine and a half gram of cocaine.

The driver, Dwayne Searcy, 37, of Mangham, Louisiana, and the passenger, Joni Ashley, 38, of Winnsboro, Louisiana, were both arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine. Searcy has also been charged with misdemeanor traffic violations.

Searcy and Ashley appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday. Carpenter set their bonds at at $90,000 each and bound them 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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