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VPD reports three auto burglaries occurred Thursday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that three auto burglaries occurred Thursday, Oct. 8.

At 7:41 a.m. officers responded to the Carr Central Apartments, 1805 Cherry St. The victim reported someone entered her 2008 Dodge Charger, stealing a visa credit card, which was used to purchase an online ticket to the Warren Central football game for $8.35.

A second auto burglary at Carr Central Apartments was reported at about same time. The victim stated someone shattered the driver side front window on his 2008 GMC Sierra and took a Taurus 9mm handgun from the center console.

At 8:37 p.m. officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Division Street where the victim reported someone went under the hood of her 2011 GMC Yukon and stole the fuses so that her vehicle could not start.

If you have information on any of these burglaries, 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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