Hot check to liquor store lands man in jail

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 18, 2009

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning accused of passing a bad check at a Washington Street liquor store on Nov. 16.

Michael Dewayne Lyons, 26, 1341 East Ave., was arrested at a grocery store at 3046 Indiana Ave. around 5 p.m. Thursday on a Vicksburg warrant for passing a $500.83 check at F&G Liquor Store, 1707 Washington St., police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

“An off-duty officer recognized him,” said Stewart.

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Separately, Lyons was being held without bond for a drug court violation.

Bad check leads police to burglary suspect

An auto burglary charge landed a Vicksburg woman in the Warren County Jail.

Tina Brown, 31, 1103 Chestnut St., was arrested at 6:31 p.m. Thursday while trying to pass a stolen check written for $157 at Walmart, 2150 Iowa Blvd., Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

“An eyewitness who knew the victim knew the check didn’t belong to (Brown),” said Stewart.

Brown is accused of taking five checkbooks, an Apple iPod valued at $200 and a pair of sunshades valued at $100 from a 2005 Nissan Altima in the 1200 block of Adam Street about two hours before she was picked up, Stewart said.

Police recovered the checkbooks at the arrest.

Brown was being held this morning on $5,000 bond, Stewart said.

Jewelry, electronics missing in county

Electronics and jewelry were reported taken from a home in the 500 block of Inglewood Drive in Warren County this morning, records showed.

At 2:40 a.m., an Alienware computer valued at $4,300, a Hewlett Packard laptop computer valued at $1,100, a brown jewelry box valued at $10, a Swarovski charm bracelet valued at $98 and a PlayStation PSP Go valued at $125 were reported stolen.

City woman arrested, returned from Calif.

A Vicksburg woman wanted in Warren County for attempted robbery was returned from California this morning for violating her probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Veronica R. Dillon, 32, 1110 Fayette St., was being held without bond.

Details on the arrest and charges were not available, Warren County Chief Deputy Jay McKenzie said.

Stabbing victim’s condition improves

The condition of a Fayette man stabbed outside a McDonald’s restaurant Tuesday night has been upgraded to good at River Region Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Laudra Donn Gaines, 31, 1127 Main St., received at least three wounds in both arms and chest.

Verna Dawn Grimes, 39, 615 Main St., Fayette, charged with aggravated domestic assault, was released from the Warren County Jail Wednesday on a $15,000 bond.

Witnesses told police the two were fighting in the parking lot of the Iowa Boulevard restaurant before the stabbing, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.