Meth lab found in truck; 2 arrested

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A portable methamphetamine manufacturing lab was busted Sunday night when Vicksburg police responded to a fight at a local hotel, Lt. Bobby Stewart said today.

David Yearwood, 35, 4718 U.S. 80 West, and Crystal Scott, 28, 600 Willis Road, Rolling Fork, were charged Monday with manufacturing meth.

Police responded at 10:20 p.m. to a dispute between the two at the Holiday Inn Express, 4330 S. Frontage Road.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Yearwood and Scott were initially arrested on misdemeanor warrants, but a search of Yearwood’s pickup turned up items used in making the drug, Stewart said.

After the items were examined and field tests were conducted Monday, the two were formally charged.

They remained in the Warren County Jail this morning, with bond set at $10,000 for each.

Burglars hit business through neighbor’s duct

A Halls Ferry check cashing business was burglarized this morning, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from Check Cashers and More, 3427 Halls Ferry Road, Suite B.

Responding at 6:14 a.m. to an alarm at the business, police found a window broken out of the business in the adjoining unit and an attempt made to enter through a wall between the two.

Entry was actually gained through an air conditioning duct, Stewart said.

Two vehicles stolen; two others burglarized

Two car thefts and two auto burglaries were reported in the city Monday and this morning, including one that led to an auto theft, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A 2008 Nissan Pathfinder was reported stolen Monday at 8:55 a.m. from a residence in the 1300 block of Baum Street after the keys to the vehicle were stolen from a 2005 Dodge Caravan at the residence. The Pathfinder, red, with Mississippi tag number WAB806, is valued at $30,000.

A 1999 GMC Jimmy was reported stolen from the 4200 block of Washington Street Monday at 3:29 p.m. The vehicle is valued at $5,000 and has tag number ADJ325.

A 2005 GMC Suburban was reported burglarized Monday at 6:15 p.m. at a residence in the 1300 blcok of Chambers Street. Stolen was a Canon 35D digital camera with zoom lens valued at $600.

The burglary of a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 300 block of Warrenton Road was reported this morning at 6:07. Stolen was a speaker box with two 12-inch Punch speakers valued at $250.

Alabama man jailed for attempted pot sale

An Alabama man was in the Warren County Jail this morning facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Aurelia Casas III, 32, 1486 Yarbrough Road, Harvest, was arrested Monday at 12:36 p.m. by deputies on Interstate 20 near Bovina.

Casas was stopped after deputies observed him driving erratically, Pace said. The car, a 2008 Dodge Caliber, is a rental registered in Arizona. About 2 1/2 half pounds of marijuana packaged in four bags were found in the car, two under the back seat and two in the spare tire well, Pace said.

Four-wheeler stolen on Jeff Davis Road

A four-wheeler was reported stolen Monday at 5:45 p.m. from a residence in the 3500 block of Jeff Davis Road, county records said today.

The 2008 Honda Rancher, valued at $8,000, was taken sometime after 8 a.m.

Fire destroys home on Overlook Drive

A home on Overlook Drive was destroyed by fire this morning. The family inside escaped without injury, Warren County Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy said this morning.

Fisher Ferry and Culkin volunteer firefighters responded to the fire call at 205 Overlook at 1:37 a.m., and fought the blaze until about 4:30. The cause was under investigation, Worthy said.