Vicksburg man held in drive-by shooting|[04/22/08]

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CRIME * From Staff Reports

A Vicksburg man was arrested at Pemberton Square mall Monday and charged with last week’s drive-by shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that left one injured, police said.

Cedric Gleese, 32, 605 Holly Ridge Drive, was picked up at the mall at 4:08 p.m., Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

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In addition to drive-by shooting, charges include aggravated assault, possession of a weapon after a felony conviction and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Gleese’s charges stem from April 17, when Marvin Williams reported that he had been shot once in the hand in he 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Gleese was being held without bond in the Issaquena County Jail this morning.

Vicksburg man jailed for burglary attempt

A Vicksburg man was in jail for the attempted burglary of a home on Polk Street, police said.

Burnette Armstead, 25, 2931 Highland Ave., was arrested at a vacant house at 11:45 a.m. The arrest occurred about 1 1/2 hours after a resident in the same block said Armstead had attempted to break in to his home, Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

According to reports, Armstead had tried to climb through a window to the home, waking the resident. Police later found Armstead hiding down the street and charged him with attempted residential burglary.

He was in the Warren County Jail on a $5,000 bond this morning.

Copper, fishing rods hot items for thieves

A truck, copper tubing and fishing gear were reported stolen in two burglaries Monday, officials said.

At about 6:30 p.m., an auto burglary in the 300 block of Indiana Avenue was reported to Vicksburg police. Reported missing from the 2001 Dodge Ram was a Shakespeare ultra light rod and reel, a Black Max reel combo on an Ugly Stik rod and an Abu Garcia rod and reel. The total value was listed at $185.

About three hours later, a green and white 1977 Ford F-150 valued at $700 and copper tubing from a central air-conditioning unit, which was listed at $600, were reported stolen from a home in the 200 block of Countryside Road. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department received the report at 9:43 p.m.