Store employee jailed for attempted robbery

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2009

An employee of a Texaco gas station was in the Warren County Jail this morning accused of conspiring to rob the store.

Chicobe Wilson, 26, 1423 Harrison St., was arrested Monday at his home after the manager of the station, on Mississippi 27 and U.S. 80, noticed strange behavior from Wilson and reviewed a store surveillance video, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

After a deputy also reviewed the tape, Wilson was arrested and a warrant was issued for a woman who was talking with Wilson on the tape, Pace said. The tape showed the two looking at and discussing, among other things, the store’s layout.

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“We have an outstanding warrant for an adult female,” said Pace. “Additional arrests may follow.”

Wilson, charged with attempted robbery, is being held without bond.

Stolen-car pursuit ends in Hinds County

Authorities were continuing to look for a man who stole a car Monday afternoon in Vicksburg and led officers on a chase along Interstate 20 before ditching the car and running away on foot.

The car, a 1999 Honda Accord, was reported taken from a gas station on U.S. 61 North at 4:44 p.m. and was spotted by Warren County Deputy Mike Traxler a few minutes later on Interstate 20 East.

Traxler and officers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Bolton Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office took part in the chase that ended in Bolton, in Hinds County, when the driver crossed the highway, ditched the car and jumped out, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

City man jailed on drug charges

A Vicksburg man was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail this morning on drug and child endangerment charges.

Cedric Kelly, 28, 66 Railroad Alley, was charged with two counts of sale of cocaine and one count of child endangerment. Kelly was arrested at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday by officers with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Separately, a Vicksburg man was jailed without bond for drug court violation. Ingram Sparks, 23, 313 Cain Ridge Road, was arrested at 5 p.m. Tuesday. He was jailed by an officer from the drug court.

Theft reported from home on 61 North

Shoes, baseball caps and a gold chain with a total value of $700 were reported missing from an apartment at Confederate Ridge, 780 U.S. 61 North, Tuesday at 8:24 p.m., said police Sgt. Douglas King.

Separately, a resident chased a man from a home in the 2400 block of Halls Ferry Road after seeing him leaving the house with a DVD player and several DVDs. The man dropped the goods and kept running, King said.