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VPD reports thieves struck multiple sites Saturday and Sunday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reported the following incidents occurred Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20.

Police are continuing their investigation of a shooting that occurred Saturday, Sept. 19, at around 3:06 a.m. Officers responded to Merit Health River Region, 2100 U.S. Highway 61 North, in reference to a shooting that occurred in the area of Second North and Clay streets. The victim stated that someone shot him in his left side. The wound was not life threatening.

Jordan’s Boutique, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd, was the scene of felony shoplifting Saturday. Officers responded at 12:39 p.m., and the victim reported two females grabbed several pairs of jeans and ran out of the store.

A business burglary occurred at Shoney’s Restaurant, 3316 Pemberton Square Blvd., Sunday, Sept. 20, at around 5:05 p.m. The complainant stated that someone forced their way through the front door of the business. They are not sure of what was taken.

Kings Drive was the site of an auto theft Sunday around 10:12 p.m. The owner stated someone stole her 2011 Lincoln MKZ.

A residential burglary also occurred Sunday on Kings Drive around 11:40 p.m. The resident stated that two Phillips 43-inch flat screen televisions valued at $268 each and a Hisense flat-screen television valued at $250 were taken.

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

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Vicksburg police make a drug bust after brief pursuit

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James Morris (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Tuesday on drug charges after a brief pursuit.

James Morris, 30, of Vicksburg was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on U.S. Highway 80 just outside the city limits. The officers found that Morris was in possession of crack cocaine.

Charged with one count of possession of cocaine, Morris appeared Tuesday before Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court for his arraignment. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

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Williams arrested for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall

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Felix Williams (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg, for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall.

For a break-in Sunday, Oct. 11, into the mall and Jordan’s, Williams was charged with two counts of business burglary. Williams was also charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny for the Oct. 2 burglary at the Sports Addition.

Monday, Oct. 12, Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Williams bond at $400,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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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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