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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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Vicksburg PD arrest woman for possession of methamphetamine

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Charlotte Coulter-Hull

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department arrested a woman on drug charges yesterday.

During a traffic stop near Interstate 20 and Clay Street on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Charlotte Coulter-Hull, 50, of Oak Ridge Road was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Hull is scheduled to appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, Feb. 28.

Also on Wednesday, officers responded to a shots-fired call in the area of Indiana Avenue and North Frontage Road around 3 p.m. Officers found no evidence of shots fired.

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Statutory rape trial of former Warren County pastor begins Monday

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Troy Anthony Piccaluga

The trial of a former pastor of two Warren County churches is set to begin Monday, March 2, in Warren County Circuit Court.

Troy Anthony Piccaluga, 50, is charged with two counts of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery. The two female victims in the case were between the ages of 14 and 16. An initial report filed by one victim’s parents led to the second victim.

Piccaluga was arrested in March 2018, and the alleged incidents took place from January to March of that year. At the time of his arrest, Piccaluga was Pastor of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church and Redwood United Methodist Church.

The trial is expected to take several days.

A separate civil action was filled in Warren County Circuit Court in recent days.

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Five teenagers charged with capital murder in Biloxi teen’s death

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Arrested, left to right: Willow Blackmon, 15, Yakeshia Blackmon, 17, Jarvis Cook, 17, Jasmine Kelley, 15, and Jaquez Porter, 17.

Biloxi Police have arrested five teenagers in the shooting death of a 16-year-old.

Officers were called to a home for a medical emergency Monday, Feb. 24 around 2 p.m. They found Madison Harris, 16, had been shot and was unresponsive. She was taken to the hospital where she later died of her wounds, reports WJTV.

Madison Harris (source: WLOX)

Police determined that Harris had been shot during an attempted robbery. The home’s Ring Doorbell app captured the suspects entering and leaving.

Arrested in connection with the shooting were Willow Blackmon, 15, Yakeshia Blackmon, 17, Jarvis Cook, 17, Jasmine Kelley, 15, and Jaquez Porter, 17.

Reportedly, Harris knew the suspects and considered some of them friends.  All five have been charged as adults with capital murder.

Cook is being held without bond as he was out on bond in a separate incident. The other four are being held on bonds of $1 million each.

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