Leads sought in Claiborne shootings that injured three

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2009

Claiborne County officials were seeking information in a Sunday morning shooting that injured a Lorman woman and two Hermanville men who were leaving a Pattison night club, Sheriff Frank Davis said.

Jasica Earl, 21, was shot once in the stomach; Joseph Charles Banks, 20, was shot once in his left side; and Anil D. Hill, 28, was shot once in his right side, Davis said. The wounds appeared to have been from a shotgun, he said.

The three were leaving the Big Son Place about 1:45 a.m. when they were shot, Davis said.

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“They don’t know if they were shooting at them,” he said.

All three were taken to Patient’s Choice Medical Center in Port Gibson, Davis said, and no one else was injured. A hospital spokesman would not release their conditions.

County man held on La. charges

A Warren County man was arrested at his home Wednesday on a warrant for criminal trespassing and burglary in Madison Parish.

Shannon Warnock, 30, 107 Boy Scout Road, was arrested at. 2:45 p.m. and held at the Warren County Jail without bond before being extradited to Louisiana, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

City man surrenders in auto burglary

A Vicksburg man turned himself in to Warren County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday in an auto theft reported Sept. 17.

Antonio Ragsdale, 31, 1415 High St., is accused of taking a 1992 Nissan Sentra from the 300 block of Glass Road, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

“The owner was in the process of repairing the vehicle. It was actually towed away,” Pace said. “It was crushed and sold for salvage.”

Ragsdale was being held without bond at the Warren County Jail pending an initial court appearance.

Vending machine damaged in Bovina

A vending machine was reported damaged, and a wallet was reported stolen in Warren County Wednesday.

At 11:38 p.m., a coin-operated vending machine valued at $1,000 was reported damaged at Bovina Grocery on Tiffintown Road.

A security officer at the store reported seeing two black men — one 6-foot-2 and about 250 pounds, wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans, the other about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds, wearing a red jersey and blue jeans — enter the store. The two were seen entering a restroom before the officer heard a loud banging. After the two men left, the guard told deputies he found the vending machine on the bathroom floor.

Separately, at 9:31 a.m., a black wallet and $700 were reported stolen from a 2010 Nissan Stanza that had been parked in the 1800 block of Heather Drive.

Some items found after burglary

In Vicksburg, electronics were recovered Wednesday evening after being reported stolen earlier that day, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Two 37-inch Toshiba TVs valued at $1,600 each, a 27-inch RCA TV valued at $600, a three-disk CD player valued at $200, a Wii game console and accessories valued at $500, a Hewlett Packard desktop computer valued at $800 were found about 4 p.m. in a vacant house in the 2500 block of Confederate Drive.

Reported stolen, but not recovered, were an emerald ring valued at $125, a sapphire ring valued at $125, a Seiko watch valued at $200, a Cannon digital camera valued at $500 and a Dell laptop computer valued at $1,000. The items were reported missing at 2:55 p.m. from a home in the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

“While officers were looking around the house, they noticed footprints leading from the house into the woods,” Stewart said. “They noticed a glove that had been dropped.”

A police K-9 officer led patrolmen to the vacant house, and Stewart said the items were returned to the owner.

2 hurt in I-20 wreck remain in hospital

Two Canton women injured in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 Tuesday night remained at University Medical Center today.

Alisha Hartwell, 34, 147 Link Drive, was in serious condition, and Roslyn I. Smith, 34, 154 Jefferson Family Road, was in fair condition, hospital spokesman Peggy Wagner said.

Smith was westbound in a 2004 Dodge pickup about 6 p.m. when it ran off the road and hit a tree in the median west of the weigh station, Warren County Sheriff Martin said.