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VPD reports theft of two handguns in auto burglaries Monday

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(photo by David Day)

The Vicksburg Police Department reports three auto burglaries occurred Monday, Sept. 21, two of which involved the theft of handguns.

At 7:49 a.m. officers responded to the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard where the car owner reported that someone broke into a 2012 Camry Hybrid and stole a box of ready to eat meals.

Riverwalk Casino, 1046 Warrenton Road, was the scene of another auto burglary Monday at around10:54 a.m. The victim stated someone broke into a 2014 Chevrolet Impala and stole a .357-caliber Magnum revolver.

A third burglary occurred at the Circle K convenience store, 3400 Halls Ferry Road, around 4:10 p.m. The victim stated someone entered a 2010 Ford truck and stole a 9-mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol. The truck had been left unlocked.

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

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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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Two Vicksburg men arrested for possession of a stolen handgun

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Cordell Flowers and Tyree Craft (photos courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers made two arrests for a stolen handgun during a routine traffic stop Friday.

At 9:44 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, officers stopped a silver 2007 Nissan Altima on Indiana Avenue for driving without headlights. When an officer approached, he saw a MAC-11 handgun and an AK-47 rifle on the rear floorboard. The MAC-11 had been reported stolen and both men in the vehicle were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm.

Cordell Flowers, 20, and Tyrese Craft, 20, both of Vicksburg, appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Saturday, Oct. 10. Both received $15,000 bonds and were bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Tallulah homicide suspect in custody

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Eddie Lee Jr. (photo courtesy MPSO)

The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into a Sunday afternoon homicide.

Deputies responded to a shooting at the Wyche Apartments at 218 Thomas St. in Tallulah, Louisiana, just after 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Public Information Officer Deputy Brandon Wilcher. One man was transported to the Madison Parish Hospital emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound. The man later died of his injuries.

Deputies arrested Eddie Lee Jr., 21, of Texas City, Texas, at around 10 p.m., charging him with second degree murder. He has been denied bond. Authorities are withholding the victim’s identity pending notification of family.

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