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Warren County burglars captured

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Three men suspected of taking property in north Warren County are led into Justice Court by Sheriff's Deputies. Photos by David Day, Vicksburg Daily News

North Warren County residents impacted by months and months of flooding also had to deal with a lot of “lost” property. Today, a month or so after the flood waters have receded, they may get some of that property back.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace has informed the Vicksburg Daily News that four felony arrests have been made. The individuals arrested are: Mark Davidson, of Egan Avenue; his son, Marshall Drake Davidson, 19, of the same address; Cody Alan Cogan, 22, of Culkin Road; and Kevin Caton, 18, of Stillwater Drive.

All four were arraigned before Justice Court Judge James Jefferson on numerous counts. Cogan and Marshall Davidson have been charged with building burglary and residential burglary, Caton with residential burglary and Mark Davidson with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Sheriff indicated that there may be additional charges filed at a later date.

Three men suspected of a large number of burglaries in north Warren County, including areas flooded during the Great Backwater Flood of 2019, are escorted into Justice Court.

The Sheriff’s Department recovered a massive amount of stolen property from the arrests.

“There are so many stolen items to go through, and it is taking us a while to get everything logged properly,” Pace said.

He advised that those who have called and reported property as stolen can contact the Sheriff’s office at 601-636-1761 for further information.

Be sure to view our video interview with Sheriff Martin Pace on our Facebook page.

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Crime Report from the Vicksburg Police Department

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Business Burglary

On Oct. 8, 2019, Vicksburg Police Department officers responded to a business burglary call at Hair It Iz, 1614 Bodley St.  According to the complainant, someone broke into the building and took an unknown quantity of T-shirts. Total value of the T-shirts is estimated at $50.

Residential Burglary

On Oct. 8, 2019, officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive for an earlier burglary.  The complainant reported a 40-inch television, two laptop computers, a Samsung tablet, a PlayStation 360, a gold chain and $500 in cash were missing.

Arrest Made in Embezzlement Case

On Oct. 9, 2019, \Vicksburg Police Department investigators arrested Haley O’Briant, 128 Hunter Drive, Tallulah, La., on a charge of felony embezzlement. This matter had been reported to the Vicksburg Police on Oct. 4, 2019.

O’Briant is accused of stealing more than $56,000.00 from her employer. She appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter for her initial appearance today and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury on a $150,000 bond.

Haley O’Briant

Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Vicksburg man arrested for Tallulah, La., murder

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Chadwick Hearn

Authorities in Madison Parish, La., have arrested a Vicksburg man, charging him with murder.

According to the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred Oct. 8, 2019, in Tallulah, La. Investigators say they received a 911 call around 7 p.m. about a shooting in the 400 block of Cooledge Street. When they arrived, they found Marvin Guy slumped outside his doorstep. Upon further inspection they discovered he had been shot. The coroner pronounced Guy dead at the scene.

Vicksburg resident Chadwick Hearn was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Chadwich Hearn from his social media.

According to the sheriff’s office, an argument escalated into a shooting. It is believed the two did not know each other prior to the altercation.

Hearn is being held on a $200,000 bond.

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Operation Triple Beam results in 149 arrests in North Mississippi.

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Law enforcement officers have arrested 149 individuals in North Mississippi as part of an effort to reduce violent crime, drug crime and gang activity.

“Operation Triple Beam,” a U.S. Marshals led initiative, brought together federal, state, and local law enforcement partners in an effort to reduce crime in the Golden Triangle area by identifying and arresting violent fugitives, targeting violent gang activity, and collecting intelligence to allow for the systematic removal of individuals who are responsible for committing crimes in North Mississippi.

Among those arrested were 50 gang members. The operation also resulted in the seizure of approximately $65,820 worth of narcotics and narcotics related proceeds. In addition, 155 registered sex offenders living in Northeast Mississippi and the Golden Triangle area were checked for compliance with sex offender registration requirements. Compliance checks were also conducted on eight moderate and high-risk federal and state probationers.

The operation ran from July 15, 2019 through Aug. 30, 2019. It combined the efforts of a half dozen local law enforcement agencies across three counties in North Mississippi, along with state and federal law enforcement partners.

U.S. Marshal McKittrick and Chief Deputy Jeff Woodfin praised the collaboration.

“This initiative gave the public a small glimpse of what law enforcement carries out on a daily basis. We couldn’t be more proud of the men and women who worked diligently during this highly effective operation,” McKittrick said in a statement. “This all-hands-on-deck approach was pivotal in the success of this operation, which will make a difference in our communities. Some of these cases will be prosecuted in federal court and some in state court. There are additional ongoing investigations that may lead to future arrests, all of which are important in the pursuit of dismantling the criminal element in the Northern District of Mississippi.”

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