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Vicksburg police make two narcotics arrests in separate incidents

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Dzackery Williams and Edwin Malpica (Photos courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg Police officers made two narcotics arrests in separate incidents last week.

On Thursday, April 2, officers of the Vicksburg Police Narcotics Enforcement Team and Criminal Investigation Division conducted an operation at The Smoke Break (Jubilee Fastway), 1217 Cherry St.

Dzackery Williams, 27, of Vicksburg, was in possession of 21 grams of cocaine, digital scales, and $276. Police arrested him on one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Williams appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, April 3, where he received a $50,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

On Sunday, April 5, police officers made contact with Edwin Malpica, 27, of Vicksburg, for being in violation of the curfew. A K-9 officer searched his vehicle and found Malpica was in possession of methamphetamine.

Malpica appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Monday, April 6, where he was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $60,000 and he was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Malpica also had an outstanding warrant from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault.

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River City Rescue Mission site of auto theft Friday

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The River City Rescue Mission was the site of an auto theft Friday.

At 7:41 p.m., officers from the Vicksburg Police Department responded to the mission at 3705 Washington St. The complainant reported someone took a white 2017 Chevrolet Express with a moving-truck styled body and a black lift gate on the rear.

The vehicle was later recovered in Hinds County.

If you have information on this incident, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Assault and kidnapping suspects make initial court appearances

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Undrier Cage and Da'Vonte Lewis (photos courtesy VPD)

Two suspects recently arrested by Vicksburg police officers on unrelated cases made their initial appearances in municipal court Monday.

Both suspects appeared in the court of Judge Angela Carpenter for bond hearings, and both were bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

Undrier Cage, 42, of Redwood, Mississippi, was charged with one count of aggravated assault on a police officer on charges stemming from an alleged assault on a Vicksburg police officer Friday. Carpenter set his bond at $100,000.

Da’Vonte Lewis, 27, of Dixon Mills, Alabama, faced numerous charges including two counts of kidnapping, one count of auto burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a carjacking incident Sunday. Carpenter set Lewis’ bond set at $300,000.

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Suspect in custody after kidnapping, auto burglary

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Devonte Lewis (photo courtesy of VPD)

At 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020,  officers were dispatched to the Motel 6, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road, where a victim reported that a black male had broken into his vehicle and stolen a handgun.

The suspect, Devonte Lewis, 27, of Dixon Mills, Alabama, then approached the driver of a 2005 GMC Yukon, brandishing the weapon, and made the driver and a female passenger drive him away.  Officers located the Yukon several minutes later at the intersection of Mission 66 and Clay Street, stopping it in the convenience store parking lot.  

Lewis was taken into custody without further incident, the stolen handgun was recovered in his possession, and the occupants of the vehicle were rescued unharmed. 

Lewis is being charged with two counts of kidnapping, one count of auto burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

He is being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

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