Vicksburg man charged, jailed with shooting into Gibson home

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 23, 2009

A Vicksburg man was in Warren County Jail this morning charged with shooting into a Gibson Road home where five people were inside.

No injuries were reported, but deputies found three bullet holes in the home and several shell casings in the roadway near the house in the 5600 block, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The shooting was reported at 5:30 a.m.

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Not long after, deputies found Algernon Williams, 23, 308 Pleasant Valley Road, and a vehicle he’d been seen driving at a home off Ring Road, Pace said. They also found a .45 caliber gun believed used in the shooting.

Williams, charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, had a previous relationship with someone in the Gibson Road home, said Pace.

He was expected to be in court today.

Auto, home burglaries reported; one arrested

A Vicksburg man was arrested in two of 11 burglaries of homes and vehicles reported during the weekend, Vicksburg police said.

At 3:06 a.m. Sunday, police arrested Edward Stowers, 41, 128 Village Drive, at Clay and Washington streets for two auto burglaries reported in the 1300 block of Washington Street.

The arrest was the result of a description provided by witnesses, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Stowers was in Issaquena County Jail this morning with no bond set.

He is accused of taking an iPod valued at $200 and a pocket knife valued at $25 from a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup at 2:52 a.m. Sunday and, at just about the same time, a Pioneer CD player valued at $200 and an LA baseball cap valued at $20 from a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup.

Separately, a 15-year-old was charged with grand larceny after an HP Pavilion computer valued at $1,400 was reported missing from a home in the 1100 block of First North Street at 5:01 p.m. Friday. The computer was recovered.

Other burglaries in Vicksburg during the weekend were:

• A bottle of prescription hydrocodone and an L.L. Bean pocket flashlight valued at $25 were reported missing from a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup at 11:44 p.m. Friday in the Rainbow Hotel Casino parking lot, 1350 Warrenton Road.

• A Pioneer CD/DVD touch-screen valued at $500 was reported missing from a 1979 Chevy Caprice at 12:14 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Waltersville Street.

• A Samsung 50-inch plasma TV valued at $1,800 and a Toshiba notebook valued at $1,000 were reported missing from a home at 9:15 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Old Cain Ridge Road.

•A black nylon CD case with 20 CDs valued at $150 was reported missing from a 2001 Chevy Tahoe at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the Ameristar Hotel parking lot, 4116 Washington St.

• A Dell laptop valued at $1,200, a Toshiba notebook valued at $1,200, a Toshiba PDA valued at $700 and a brown leather jacket valued at $400 were reported missing from a 2005 Ford F-250 truck at 11:54 a.m. Saturday in the DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel parking lot, 3990 Washington St.

•A gold rope bracelet valued at $115, a man’s diamond ring valued at $315 and a tiger-eye ring valued at $125 were reported missing from a home at 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Winters Lane.

•A Sony DVD player valued at $80 and a Philips DVD player valued at $40 were reported missing from a home at 2:51 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Hudson Street.

•A 14-foot red utility trailer valued at $1,200 was reported missing from a home at 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Meadow Lane.

Wreck sends two to Vicksburg hospital

A one-car wreck at 3:37 a.m. Sunday at 22 Douglas Road sent two men to River Region Medical Center.

The passenger, Jerome Jones, 40, address unknown, was admitted to the hospital and was in good condition this morning, said Allen Karel River Region spokesman.

The driver, Ransom Warfield, 33, 1418 Lane St., Vicksburg, was treated and released, Karel said.