Shoplifting suspects identified

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The two suspects in the videotaped shoplifting case at Dillard’s department store have been identified as Jackson-area residents, Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said this morning.

They were identified by witnesses as Latrina Newsom, mid-30s, and Eddie Ford, 41, he said.

A man and woman were seen on surveillance shoplifting nearly $3,000 in clothing Thursday evening.

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A warrant has been issued for their arrest, and Vicksburg police urge anyone with information to contact Vicksburg police, Jackson police or Crime Stoppers.

City man jailed for cutting neighbor

A Vicksburg man was in the Issaquena County Jail this morning for cutting another man on Halls Ferry Road on April 11.

Jacky Brown, 53, 1511 Military Ave., was arrested at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday at 2520 1/2 Halls Ferry Road, after Vicksburg police received word about his whereabouts, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. Brown was charged with aggravated assault.

Brown is accused of attacking a neighbor walking near their homes, cutting him on the back, after an earlier argument.

The victim was treated and released from River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said April 13.

A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest after being identified by the victim and witnesses, said Stewart.

Brown was held without bond.

Video game, trailer among missing items

An auto burglary, a residential burglary and a theft were reported in the city on Tuesday.

* Reported missing at 8:41 p.m. from a 2004 Dodge pickup in the 4300 block of Clay Street was $5 in change.

* An Xbox 360 valued at $350 and four Xbox 360 games valued at $180 were reported missing at 4:32 p.m. from a home in the 1300 block of Division Street.

* A 5-by-10-foot trailer valued at $1,100 was reported missing at 12:30 p.m. from the 61 North Super Lube, 600 U.S. 61 North.

Vicksburg man at UMC after one-vehicle wreck

A Vicksburg man was in serious condition this morning at University Medical Center after being airlifted to the Jackson hospital Tuesday night, said UMC spokesman Bruce Coleman.

James McGee, 74, 8909 Halls Ferry Road, was traveling south on Halls Ferry Road in his 2000 Ford pickup when his vehicle ran off the road near Nine Mile Cutoff and the vehicle flipped after McGee apparently overcompensated, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

McGee was taken to River Region Medical Center and transferred, said Pace.

Neither speed nor alcohol is believed to have played a part in the one-vehicle wreck, Pace said.