One accused of shooting into home on Maple

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning, accused of shooting into a home on Maple Circle.

Rajesh Ellis, 21, 802 Reed St., turned himself in to Vicksburg police early Monday, said Lt. Bobby Stewart, and was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Ellis is accused of firing two shots into the home of Antonio Brown, 19, 112 Maple Circle, who had been arrested Sunday evening and charged with statutory rape, said Stewart. Ellis is related to the rape victim, Stewart said.

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Ellis, who was being held without bond, is also charged with three counts of attempted aggravated assault because three people were in the home at the time of the shooting, said Stewart. No injuries were reported.

Brown was in the Issaquena County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Car stolen here found in Natchez

A car reported stolen in Vicksburg was found over the weekend in Natchez.

Larry Thomas, 40, 137 Lewis Drive, Natchez, was stopped by Natchez police Sunday morning on a domestic violence charge and police discovered the vehicle he was driving, a 1983 Chevrolet pickup, was stolen, said Natchez police Capt. McGehee.

Thomas was charged with receiving stolen property and simple domestic violence, said McGehee. He was being held without bond by Natchez police.

The truck had been reported missing April 25 from the 1100 block of Avenue D, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Separately, Vicksburg police found over the weekend a 1996 green Nissan Altima that had been reported missing since May 8 from the Outlets at Vicksburg.

The car was found Saturday afternoon at Burger King on Halls Ferry Road.

Water heater, cash among missing items

Four burglaries were reported over the holiday weekend.

• A GE water heater valued at $250 was reported missing at 1:07 p.m.  Monday from a home in the 1200 block of Grammar Street.

• A Sony PlayStation game system valued at $340, an Acer laptop valued at $500, a Nintendo Gameboy DS valued at $129 and a portable DVD player valued at $100 were reported missing at 6:44 p.m. Monday from a home in the 3000 block of Short Cherry Street. Separately, a burglary was reported at 1:01 this morning in the same block, in which a PlayStation game system valued at $200, $20 in gold coins and $60 cash were reported missing.

• A 38 Special handgun valued at $350 and $1,500 from the cash box were reported stolen at 11:35 p.m. Monday from Tammy’s Place, 4303 U.S. 61 South.