Stolen car found; teen held without bond

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Vicksburg teen out on bond after being indicted for car theft was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with a second auto theft.

John Taylor Burton, 17, 3700 Gowall Road, was arrested at 3749 Gowall Road Monday by sheriff’s deputies.

Burton was in possession of the key to a 2007 Chevrolet Impala that had been reported stolen from Fairways Drive Sunday night, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

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The car, also found on Gowall Road, is owned by the U.S. Army.

Further investigation might result in another arrest, Pace said.

Burton is being held without bond because he was already out on bond from previous arrests, including an auto theft on Aug. 8.

On that charge, Burton was indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury and faces a trial date of March 16.

He also was charged in September by Vicksburg police with  felony malicious mischief. The disposition of those charges was not available.

Woman hospitalized after wreck with rescue truck

A Vicksburg woman was injured in a wreck involving a Plymouth Sundance and a Vicksburg rescue truck at U.S. 61 North and Culkin Road Friday at 8:10 p.m.

Janice Cooksey, 72, 550 Old Highway 27, was a passenger in the car driven by Joy Arledge, 26, 712 Lake Forest Drive. Cooksey was admitted to River Region Medical Center, where she was in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

No other injuries were reported, and no details about the wreck were available.

Pit bull, purse, cash missing in city reports

Two thefts were reported to Vicksburg police Monday.

At 5:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Monroe Street, an American pit bull terrier valued at $500 was reported stolen from a back yard.

At 10:05 p.m. in the 100 block of Athens Circle, a Dooney and Bourke purse valued at $160 was reported stolen from a 1995 Nissan Maxima. Contents of the purse included $315. The vehicle was reportedly unlocked.