3 Jackson teens to face charge in Vicksburg

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2009

Three Jackson teens arrested in their hometown Wednesday and charged with a string of attempted robberies, robbery, armed robbery and aggravated assault, will face armed carjacking charges in Vicksburg, Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department said this morning.

Charles Jones, 16, Andre Bass, 17, and Rashaun Jones, 16, addresses unavailable, will be returned to Vicksburg after facing the Jackson charges, Stewart said.

All three are accused of using a gun to take a woman’s 2008 Dodge Avenger at Shell Jubilee on U.S. 61 South a week ago, said Stewart.

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Woman charged, man sought in truck theft

A Vicksburg woman was arrested this morning and charged in the theft of a truck; a city man is wanted in the same crime.

Chasity Ozburn, age unavailable, 333  Lakehill Drive, was charged with possession of stolen property. She is charged in the theft of a Nissan Titan stolen Saturday on U.S. 61 South and found that day on Locust Street, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Ozburn was held on a $1,500 bond.

Police are looking for Omar Ingram, 31, 102 Tower Drive, who was driving the truck when it was stopped on Locust, said Stewart. Ingram jumped out and fled on foot, Stewart said.

Another man, Sam Stampley, 27, 211 Ridgeway Drive, who had been sought earlier, has been found and cleared in the case, Stewart said.

City man jailed after run from cops

A Vicksburg man is in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with eluding police officers Wednesday afternoon.

Travis Flowers, 21, 3120 S. Frontage Road, was arrested at 1:47 p.m. after he led police on a car chase from First North and Harrison streets, onto Interstate 20 East and to the weigh scales near Bovina, said Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

The chase began after Vicksburg police attempted to stop Flowers for not yielding at a stop sign on First North and Harrison, said Stewart.

Flowers was held on a $10,000 bond.

City woman surrenders in damage to car

A Vicksburg woman was released on a $2,500 bond after surrendering to Vicksburg police on charges of damaging a car parked at a ball field.

Amanda Fuller, 18, 4585 U.S. 80, was charged with felony malicious mischief, said Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart. She surrendered to police at 1 p.m. Wednesday in an incident June 12 at Bazinsky Ball Park.

Fuller, who graduated last month from Warren Central High School, was tapped Sunday as The Vicksburg Post’s fast-pitch softball player of the year.

Three house burglaries reported in county

Three residential burglaries were reported in the county Wednesday.

• A 42-inch LG flat screen TV valued at $1,381 was reported missing at 11:16 a.m. from a home in the 900 block of Clubhouse Circle.

• A PlayStation 2 valued at $250 was reported missing at 11:27 a.m. from a home in the 5600 block of Gibson Road.

• Household items totaling $250 were reported missing at 6:55 p.m. from a home in the 9600 block of Freetown Road. Missing were a vacuum cleaner, two box fans, two hammers, two paint sprayers, a crow bar and 10 2-by-12-foot pieces of lumber.

City man accused in food-theft try

A Vicksburg man was in the Issaquena County Jail this morning for a burglary reported at Grove Street Elementary School.

Charles Harris, 18, 4114 N. Washington St., was arrested at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday after he attempted to steal food from the school, said Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department.

He was charged with business burglary and held on a $25,000 bond.