Woman jailed for stolen property after smash-and-grabs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Vicksburg woman was jailed briefly Wednesday after being charged with receiving property stolen from a clothing boutique named as one of the smash-and-grab business burglaries reported last month.

Tameka Gross, 30, 156 Elizabeth Circle, was arrested at 1 p.m. at her home after the Vicksburg Police Department received information that her boyfriend, Derrick Williams, 30, 902 Blossom Lane, one of the suspects identified in the string of business burglaries, was staying with her, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Gross is accused of receiving 32 pairs of jeans taken during a burglary reported on April 9 at Honeyz, Scentz & Fashionz, 3427 Halls Ferry Road, said Stewart.

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Using a search warrant, police recovered the stolen jeans from her home, said Stewart.

Williams and Jeremy Mazie, 20, 213 Moonmist Drive, are sought in burglaries of Dollar General, 4000 U.S. 61 South; Jubilee Smoke Break, 4749 U.S. 61 South; Port Mart Texaco, 1775 N. Washington St.; Zips, 887 U.S. 61 North; BP gas station, 3595 U.S. 61 South; Chevron gas station, 4306 Halls Ferry Road; and burglaries reported March 21 and April 9 at Honeyz, Scentz & Fashionz, 3427 Halls Ferry Road, in which Stewart said this morning he believes both suspects are still in the Vicksburg area.

Gross was released from the Warren County Jail on a $10,000 bond.