Greenbriar man held in thefts of go-carts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning for stealing go-carts on Gibson Road.

Mark Mitchell, 18, 232 Greenbriar Drive, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with grand larceny, said Sheriff Martin Pace.

The owner reported two go-carts missing Tuesday in the 4800 block of Gibson Road and stated he believed he had seen one in the Greenbriar subdivision, said Pace.

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A deputy was able to locate one of the missing go-carts on Greenbriar Drive and linked it to Mitchell, said Pace.

The second go-cart was recovered partially dismantled behind a vacant house in the same block, said Pace.

It appeared Mitchell was trying to hide the identity of the go-carts by repainting them, said Pace.

Mitchell was being held without bond.

Two women in jail for probation violation

Two out-of-state women were in the Warren County Jail today for violating their probation on stalking charges.

Judy Overby, 76, and Peggy Davidson, 46, both addresses unknown, were held in the jail for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The women had been convicted last year of stalking and, as part of their sentence, were ordered to stay away from the victim and out of Warren County.

They apparently returned to Vicksburg weeks ago and are accused of approaching the victim again during the past few days.

The DOC and the circuit judge who sentenced the women, Isadore Patrick, will decide what happens to the women next.

Pump, meat scale among missing items

A business burglary was reported in the city Tuesday.

The owner of Smith’s Groceries, 2303 N. Washington St., reported a kerosene antique pump valued at $300, an electronic meat scale valued at $600 and an electric open/close sign valued at $150 missing from his store.

Also reported missing were a 327 Chevy engine and a 429 Ford engine from the front porch of the store. They were valued at $250 each.

The store had been closed, and when the owner returned, he noticed the items missing, said Sgt. Sandra Williams.