COUNTY MAN HELD IN MOBILE HOME BREAK-IN

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Warren County officers this morning were holding a local man on burglary charges following the report of a break-in at a mobile home off U.S. 80.

Terrance T. Thomas, 17, 121 Cumberland Road, was arrested by Deputies Johnny Beauchamp and Mike Marshall and placed in the Warren County Jail. Bond had not been set this morning.

Jay McKenzie, chief of detectives, said a resident reported seeing a person climbing in the window of a mobile home in the 400 block of U.S. 80 about 10:30 Tuesday. He reported it to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

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Deputies arrested Thomas a couple of hours later at his home.

PURSE, CASH MISSING FROM CAR ON VETO

Cash, a purse and the contents of the purse were reported taken from a car parked on Veto Street.

Beverly Prentiss, community relations officer, said the report was filed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The victim said she had left her car unlocked and the purse on the seat.

In addition to the purse and personal effects, the victim said $55 was missing.

18-WHEELER’S DRIVER INJURED NEAR MOUND

The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken to a Vicksburg hospital after his truck veered off Interstate 20 into a grove of trees near Mound Tuesday afternoon.

Sammy Byrd, chief deputy of the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Department, said Carl Dewight Brooks, no age and address available, was taken to ParkView Regional Medical Center in Vicksburg after the wreck that was reported about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Byrd said the sheriff’s office received the report from a motorist using a cell phone and found where the eastbound 2001 Peterbilt tractor and refrigerated trailer loaded with cantaloupes had veered off I-20 and into a grove of trees near the 182-mile marker. Brooks had to be helped from the cab of the truck.

“We are still investigating why the truck veered off the road,” Byrd said.

A ParkView spokesman said the hospital had no record of Brooks being treated there.