2 injured, 1 jailed in Tallulah shooting|CRIME & ACCIDENT

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 16, 2008

From staff reports

A Monday night shooting at a convenience store in Tallulah sent two men to hospitals and a third to jail, Madison Parish Chief of Police Donnell Rose said.

Around 10:30 p.m., Brian May and J.J. Thomas, both ages and addresses unknown this morning, argued at Queen Mama Mama’s, 900 N. Chestnut St., and Thomas shot May in the leg once, Rose said.

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May went to his home, got a gun and returned to the store where he open fired on Thomas as he was leaving, Rose said.

Thomas, who was shot three times, was airlifted to Louisiana State University Medical center in Shreveport, where his condition was being evaluated this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

May also shot a bystander Eric Reynolds, age and address unknown, Rose said. Reynolds was shot once in the leg and grazed in the forehead. He was treated and released from Madison Parish Hospital, a hospital spokesman said this morning.

May remained in Warren County Jail this morning.

Car window damaged in shooting on Dabney

A car’s window was found shot when Vicksburg police checked out a shots-fired report early this morning on Dabney Avenue.

Lt. Bobby Stewart said a 1997 Toyota Camry was shot once in the rear window.

The owner of the car was not known, Stewart said, and no arrests had been made this morning.

Car, cash, jewelry missing in Vicksburg

Nearly $3,000 and a 2006 Mazda were reported stolen in Vicksburg Monday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said:

• A Rolex watch valued at $600, a Sanyo cell phone valued at $200 and about  $2,830 were reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. from a 2006 Nissan Sentra in the 3900 block of Washington Street.

• An Xbox 360 valued at $400 and an Xbox game valued at $60 were missing at 11:11 a.m. in the 1300 block of Wood Street.

• About $1,000 in malicious mischief damage was reported at 3:07 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Linda Street. The house was broken into and, once inside, suspects reportedly spray-painted the walls and damaged an air conditioner valued at $200. The house is vacant and for sale.

• About $60 in change was reported stolen at 3:54 p.m. in the 2100 block of Pearl Street.

• A 2006 Mazda Tribute bearing Mississippi tag WLH6780 was reported stolen at 8:50 p.m. from the Pemberton Square mall parking lot, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd. The car was valued at $11,000.

Two drivers injured in two county wrecks

A Vicksburg woman was treated and released and a Vicksburg man was transferred to University Medical Center following wrecks Monday and this morning.

Amanda Grey, 26, 4407 Halls Ferry Road, was treated and released from River Region Medical Center Monday, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said this morning, after the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended at 2:11 p.m. in the 4300 block of Halls Ferry Road.

Ryan Moody, 26, 1208 Newit Vick Drive, was transferred to UMC after he lost control of the truck he was driving and struck a tree in the 2400 block of Oak Ridge Road at 5:43 this morning.

Moody’s condition was being evaluated this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

No investigative reports on the wrecks were available this morning.

Two county teens held in three auto burglaries

Two Vicksburg residents were arrested at their home just after 6 p.m. Monday in three auto burglaries Sunday and Monday on Boy Scout Road, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Jessica White, 17, and Joshua Miller, 19, both of 1239 Boy Scout Road, were in the Warren County Jail this morning, Pace said.

Some of the stolen items were recovered, Pace said.

Redwood man jailed after run from deputy

A Redwood man was arrested at 11 p.m. Monday after he refused to pull over for a routine traffic stop, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

A deputy attempted to pull over Pedro Ortiz Tapia, 30, 1987 Mississippi 3, Lot 12, on U.S. 61 North just north of the city limits. Tapia refused to pull over and drove to Interstate 20 West, where he pulled over his vehicle near the Washington Street exit, Pace said.

Ortiz was charged with felony eluding and multiple misdemeanors. He remained in the Warren County Jail this morning.