Jackson police chase’ lose local suspect|CRIME

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008

From staff reports

A man wanted in two parking lot burglaries in Vicksburg was on the run this morning after escaping in a foot chase with Jackson police Tuesday.

The man, who has not been identified, is accused of breaking into two vehicles in 12 hours in the parking lot of Days Inn, 2 Pemberton Place.

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Vicksburg police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said Jackson police began tracking the man after he used a credit card at a gas station on Fortification Street. The card had been reported stolen.

She said the man ran on foot, abandoning his vehicle, after Jackson police started chasing him.

Missing in the burglaries were a JVC CD player valued at $150, a wooden box containing two 10-inch speakers valued at $50, two pairs of Nike tennis shoes valued at $60, a nylon cooler valued at $12, a Toshiba laptop valued at $900, a TomTom global positioning system valued at $50, an XM satellite radio valued at $50, a Cobra radar detector valued at $80, three tool boxes containing hand tools valued at $1,200, a Dewalt Sawzall valued at $115, a Garmin GPS valued at $280, two diving hats valued at $13,300 and a wallet. The hats and wallet were recovered in the vehicle after the suspect fled, Ebeling said.

Jackson woman accused of 2006 embezzlement

A Jackson woman accused in 2006 of embezzling more than $14,000 from A-1 Check Cashing, 2115 Clay St., Suite A, was arrested Tuesday at 3:21 p.m. in the 1300 block of Warrenton Road, Vicksburg police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said.

Mary Shingles, 54, 4308 Pyle Ave., was an employee of A-1 Check Cashing at the time of the offense. She was released from the Warren County Jail on $7,500 bond.

Non-returned rental car found in Vicksburg

A vehicle reported stolen Sept. 6 from Car Truck Rental and Sales in Kenner, La., was found in Vicksburg Tuesday.

No charges will be pressed against the driver, who had rented the car in August and had not returned it, Vicksburg police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said, because the company simply wanted the vehicle returned. The renter was with the car when it was found. The car was found at 1:25 p.m. at Payless ShoeSource on Clay Street.

TVs, gun, gas cans among missing items

A high-definition TV and rifle were reported stolen in Vicksburg Tuesday, crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said and Warren County Jail records show.

• The 40-inch Samsung TV valued at $1,260 was reported stolen at 6:06 a.m. from Cowboy Maloney’s, 1800 S. Frontage Road.

• A TV, DVD player, cologne and jewelry with unknown value were reported stolen at 2:07 p.m. from the 500 block of North Poplar.

• Two gas containers valued at $56 and a Ruger 10-22 rifle valued at $200 were reported stolen at 10 p.m. from the 1200 block of Smithhart Road.


From Court Reports

Six found guilty

Six convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County during the week that ended Tuesday:

In Warren County Justice Court, Martha McCullough, 41, 3520 Ring Road, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $721.50.

Charged with DUI first offense and charged $681 in Vicksburg Municipal Court were:

• Lance Lowery, 60, 189 Elizabeth St., Holly Bluff.

• Louis Carson, 37, 726 Hall Road.

• Edward Dawson Harris, 32, 1112 Grammar St.

• Lee Arthur Shorter, 57, 3723 Parkview St.

Charged with DUI second offense and charged $981 in Vicksburg Municipal Court was Harvey Funches, 38, 349 Funches Road.