La. man arrested after wife driven in truck on highway

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The husband of a woman who was taken on a multistate high-speed ride in the back of a pickup was released from jail Monday after being charged with aggravated domestic violence.

Nicholas Brewer, 26, 12150 Maddox Road, Tallulah, is accused of driving a pickup at high speeds from a home on U.S. 80 in Warren County to Interstate 20, then to Louisiana with his wife in the truck’s bed, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Brewer and his wife had been arguing about their child when he got into the vehicle with the child and sped off, Pace said. His wife jumped in the back to get him to stop, but she was not successful.

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He was stopped by Warren County and Madison Parish officials at the Delta, La., exit off Interstate 20, Pace said.

Brewer was released from the Warren County Jail Monday evening on $20,000.

Two vehicles stolen on Country Club Drive

Two vehicles were reported missing from outside a home in the 100 block of Country Club Drive this morning, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The thefts bring to seven the number of car thefts in the city since Friday.

A silver 2006 Nissan Maxima with a Mississippi tag WAF118 and valued $14,000 and a silver 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van with Mississippi plates WAT118 and valued at $18,000 were reported stolen at 6:38 this morning.

Stewart said the car was recovered at Porters Chapel Road near Bazinsky Road about 10 minutes later.

He said he did not know if the thefts were related to the five vehicles reported missing on U.S. 61 North, Clay Street, Porters Chapel Road, Harris Street or Pemberton Square Boulevard during the weekend.

Beer, cash, CD player among missing items

Electronics, cash and beer were reported missing in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Two cans of Budweiser beer valued at $1.50 each, two bottles of Bud Light valued at $1.50 each and $10 from pool-table coin slots were reported stolen from Town and Country Lounge, 3350 N. Washington St., at 1:53 this morning. The slots had been pried open, Stewart said.

A purse containing $50 was reported stolen from a home in the 400 block of Locust Street at 1:25 p.m. Monday.

An Alpine CD player valued at $350 was reported stolen from an unlocked 1996 Ford Explorer in the 2900 block of Highland Drive at 10:35 a.m. Monday.

About four hours earlier, a 42-inch LG flat screen TV valued at $800 was reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive.

Scrooge hits home on Kavanaugh Drive

Christmas presents, drugs, electronics and jewelry were reported stolen in three of four burglaries in Warren County, records showed.

Assorted electronics, purses, jewelry, clothes, tools and Christmas presents with a total value of about $17,650 were reported stolen from a home in the 500 block of Kavanaugh Drive at 2:33 p.m. Monday.

Jewelry, a digital camera, a handgun and several hundreds of dollars in coins were reported stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Mississippi 3 at 5:55 p.m. Monday.

About 7.5 milligrams of Vicoprofen valued at $100, 50 milligrams of Tramadol valued at $140, an earring set valued at $200 and a diamond pendant valued at $300 were reported stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Mississippi 3 at 6:48 p.m. Monday.