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VPD Crime Report – October 10, 2011

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Friday, October 2, 2011 3:35 pm – VPD responded to 1524 Skyfarm Avenue in reference to an Arm Robbery. The victim stated that he had been hanging out with a male friend and after a few minutes the male gestured as he if had a weapon and told victim to give him his money.  When the victim failed to comply with the demand  the male punched him in the mouth and took $80.00 and fled. The suspect has been identified by police and is being sought. 10:30 pm – VPD responded to the Super Quick store at 2700 Mission 66 in reference to an Armed Robbery. The clerk advised that two black males entered the store wearing dark clothing & masks with one of them waving a gun. One of the suspects attempted to take the cash register while the other suspect held him back. The clerk stated he was able to shove one suspect out the door of the store and the other suspect then fled on foot towards Martin Luther King Boulevard. Saturday, October 8, 2011 6:30 am VPD responded to McDonald’s at 2400 Clay Street in reference to a Robbery. The victim advised that while eating outside the restaurant with friends a black male came up and asked for a cigarette. One of her friends gave him one and while smoking the cigarette the man snatched her Coach purse off the table and fled on foot east on Clay Street. An individual in the group chased the suspect and police were able to arrest Madricus Funches, age 23, of 1199 Brushy Creek Road Georgetown, Ms.  The purse was recovered and Funches was charged with Strong Arm Robbery and bond was set at  $25,000.00. 9:05 pm VPD took a report of a residential burgalry in the 2200 block of Grove Street in which a Sanyo 42 inch flat screen TV was reported stolen. Sunday, October 9, 2011 2:23 pm VPD took a report of a residential burglary in the 800 block of Bowman Street in which a Fridge-dare A/C window unit was report stolen.]]]]> ]]>

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Judge and son both dead after shootings in Moss Point

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Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood (photo from her campaign page)

A Justice Court judge in Moss Point, Mississippi, was killed Wednesday. Her son, the suspect in her homicide, is also dead at the hands of police.

Moss Point police officers found long time Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood, 65, murdered Wednesday. The man suspected of her murder is Gregory Jackson Jr. her 45-year-old son. Jackson was shot and killed by police officers.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Moss Point police officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Davis Street for a welfare check. The officers checked the home but did not contact anyone there.

According to a press release from the Moss Point Police Department, officers were again dispatched to the residence about an hour later, this time for a disturbance. The officers heard gunshots after they arrived, and as they approached the door of the house, Jackson charged them brandishing a large knife. He did not respond to several demands from officers to drop his weapon and continued to advance on them. The officers shot Jackson, fatally wounding him.

Officers then entered the residence and found Judge Osgood laying on the floor, the apparent victim of a homicide.

The shootings are under investigation by the Jackson County district attorney’s office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. In accordance with Moss Point Police Department policy, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation by an outside agency. The names of the officers will be withheld until the case is presented to the grand jury. No officers were injured during this incident.

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VPD reports auto burglary and car crash

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports the following incidents for Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21.

On Tuesday at 12:44 p.m. an auto burglary was reported at the police station. The victim said the theft occurred four days earlier, sometime Friday, Oct. 16, while the vehicle was parked in the 2100 block of Clay Street. A 9 mm Taurus handgun was taken. The vehicle had no signs of forced entry.

In a separate incident, shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Vicksburg police officer observed a white Cadillac Escalade traveling at a high rate of speed on North Washington Street. After losing sight of the vehicle, the officer continued traveling in its last known direction until he located it. The Cadillac had crashed near the intersection of North Washington Street and Highway 61 North. The driver was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

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

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Early morning armed robbery on Speed Street Tuesday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that an armed robbery and assault occurred Tuesday on Speed Street.

At 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, a victim entered the police station at 820 Veto Street reporting that he had been robbed.

The victim said he had given a Black male who he knew a ride from the Kings community to an address on Speed Street. When they arrived, the male struck him several times on his head with a handgun, causing minor injuries. The suspect then fled on foot with the victim’s Glock handgun.

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

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