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Vicksburg police officer arrests a man for drug possession

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Charley Brown Jr, (Photo courtesy VPD)

An officer with the Vicksburg Police Department made an arrest for drug possession Friday.

At 10:32 p.m., July 24, a Vicksburg police officer responded to a stalled vehicle on the Interstate 20 Frontage Road near Clay Street.

There, Charley Brown Jr, 25, of Vicksburg, approached the officer and identified himself as the driver of the vehicle. Brown admitted that he had marijuana in the center console. The officer searched the center console and located the marijuana and a hydrocodone pill.

The officer arrested Brown for felony possession of marijuana and appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday, July 27. Judge Penny Lawson set his bond at $10,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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VPD reports two business burglaries including one at a church

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that two business burglaries occurred this past weekend, one at a church.

The first occurred Friday, Oct. 16, at the Plaza Self-Storage, 3207 Plaza Drive. Officers responded to the site at 10:45 a.m. where the victim reported someone cut the lock off his storage unit, stealing an Echo chain saw valued at $500 and an Echo trimmer valued at $350.

The second burglary was discovered Saturday, Oct. 17, at 6:34 a.m. when an officer patrolling the area of 1117 Clay Street noticed the door of Mount Heroden Baptist Church had been kicked in. The key holder stated that the PA system was missing from the church.

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

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Vicksburg police recover stolen handgun

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Jeremy Johnson (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers recovered a stolen handgun after responding Sunday to a call of shots fired.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 11:24 p.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Stadium Drive after receiving a call that shots had been fired in the area. The officers saw a dark colored Honda leaving the area and stopped the vehicle.

Noticing the strong smell of marijuana coming from the Honda, the officers searched it and found a Springfield .45-caliber pistol that had been reported stolen from an address on Cain Ridge Road Aug. 3.

Officers arrested Jeremy Johnson for possession of a stolen firearm.

Johnson appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday, Oct. 19. Carpenter set his bond at $75,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Mangham, Louisiana, police officer shot; suspects in custody

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A Mangham, Louisiana, police officer was shot after making a traffic stop Saturday shortly after 1 p.m.

Two suspects have been taken into custody.

The injured officer has been airlifted to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation by Richland Parish authorities and the Louisiana State Police.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as additional information becomes available

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