Edwards woman arrested for fraud

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 5, 2009

An Edwards woman was released on bond Tuesday after being charged with credit card fraud.

Ashley Rose Nevels, 23, 21122 Old Highway 80, surrendered to Vicksburg police at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and was charged with one count of credit card fraud, police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said.

Nevels is accused of using a credit card, which belonged to a co-worker, at Port Mart, 1775 N. Washington St., in the amount of $45.25, said Ebeling.

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She attempted to use the card again, at Kroger Food Store, 3405 Pemberton Square Blvd., for $384.58 but the card was declined because it had then been canceled, Ebeling said.

Nevels was recognized by the cardholder from surveillance obtained from the Port Mart, said Ebeling.

The cardholder had reported the card and $67 missing on July 27, Ebeling said.

City man held for armed robbery

A Vicksburg man was being held at the Vicksburg Police Department this morning accused of a strong arm robbery.

Christopher Demond Jones, 19, 1712 South St., was arrested on a warrant at 7:51 this morning during a traffic stop at Belmont and Drummond streets, VPD Investigator Johnnie Edwards.

Jones is accused of robbing a man of an undetermined amount of cash in front of a business in the 2600 block of Clay Street Friday, then fleeing on foot, Edwards said.

Jones was held pending an arraignment this afternoon.

Computers, guns missing in county

A Dell laptop valued at $2,500, a Compaq notebook valued at $900, an HP jet printer valued at $270 and $500 were reported missing at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday in the county, from a home in the 4300 block of Camelot Drive.

Separately, in the county Tuesday, an auto burglary was reported at 2:23 p.m.

A Ruger Blackhawk 44-caliber pistol valued at $950, a Ruger P9 semi-automatic handgun valued at $950 and a Browning Pro 40-caliber pistol valued at $600 were missing.

Wreck on Highway 27 injures two drivers

A three-car wreck at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday on Mississippi 27 and Paxton Road sent a Vicksburg man and a Louisiana woman to the hospital.

James Carson, 50, 104 Cumberland Road, and Mary Tolbird, 48, 1595 Lapine Road, West Monroe, were taken to River Region Medical Center, where they were treated and released, said hospital spokesman Allen Karel.

Carson and Tolbird were drivers of two vehicles.

No other information was available.