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Vicksburg Police make three felony arrests and respond to an auto theft Tuesday

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Eric Lamont Carson, Erick Weddington and Patrick Ross-Hunter. (Photos courtesy VPD)

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department made three felony arrests on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29.

On Tuesday, officers arrested Eric Lamont Carson, 20, and Erick Weddington, 18, both of Vicksburg, after responding to a shots-fired call on Military Avenue. They recovered a .40 caliber Ruger handgun that had been reported stolen to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

Carson and Weddington were each charged with possession of a stolen firearm. They appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Tuesday, where she set bonds for each man at $2,500 and bound them over to the Warren County grand jury.

Vicksburg Police officers arrested a man for felony domestic violence on Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in the early morning hours of April 29 and arrested Patrick Ross-Hunter, 30, of Vicksburg.

Ross-Hunter appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court before Judge Penny Lawson who set his bond at $75,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

Officers also responded to an auto theft on Tuesday, April 28. At 10:13 p.m., police officers got a call from the 2600 block of Hannah Avenue. The victim said that a 2000 Honda Civic had been stolen. The keys had been left in the vehicle.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Redwood man arrested for assaulting a police officer

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Undrier Cage (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer is recovering after being assaulted Friday night.

A few minutes after 9 p.m. Friday, Officer Hunter Anderson stopped a Cadillac Eldorado for speeding in the 900 block of Speed Street.

The driver, Undrier Cage, 42, of Redwood, Mississippi, got out of the car and attempted to flee on foot. Anderson attempted to detain Cage, and a struggle ensued.

Anderson received a laceration approximately 4 inches long to the left side of his head. He was transported to Merit Health River Region by ambulance, where he received 12 staples to close the wound. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Cage was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and driving under the influence. He is being held without bond pending his initial court appearance.

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VPD reports a string of burglaries from Tuesday through Thursday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that several burglaries occurred this week from Tuesday through Thursday.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5:58 a.m. officers responded to 1601 North Frontage Road in reference to a residential burglary. The victim advised he discovered the lock on his trailer was broken and multiple power tools valued at $5,000 were missing.

Tuesday at 11 p.m., officers responded to Parts Supply, 2406 South Frontage Road, in reference to an auto burglary. The victim stated he saw a white male wearing a camo jacket run from the cab of his truck carrying his lunch box while the driver was making a delivery to the store.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, a victim came to the police department at 11:59 a.m. to report an auto burglary. The theft occurred on either Bridge Street or Evans Alley, sometime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. A Taurus 9-mm handgun was taken from the unlocked vehicle.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8:41 a.m. a victim came to the police department to report an auto burglary. A black, white and lime green Scott bicycle was stolen off the back of the victim’s 2017 Nissan Altima. The bicycle is valued at around $3,000.

Also on Thursday, officers responded to Tri-State Tires, 2209 Washington St., at 10:19 a.m. for a business burglary. The complainant stated one of the U-Haul transports valued at $9,000 was stolen Tuesday, Nov. 10.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Vicksburg man arrested for statutory rape

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Carlos Tremaine Griffin (photo courtesy VPD)

Investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department arrested a man Friday on a statutory rape charge.

Carlos Tremaine Griffin, 35, of Vicksburg, was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. and is charged with one count of statutory rape in connection with an incident that occurred in October.

Griffin appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court later Friday. Lawson set his bond at $100,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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