City woman charged in theft of car

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Vicksburg woman was arrested near her home Wednesday for an auto theft.

Pamela Williams, 43, 1838 Natchez Ave., is accused of borrowing a 1999 Mazda 626 in November and not returning it to the owner, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The owner made repeated attempts to contact Williams and retrieve the vehicle before filing a report several weeks ago, Pace said.

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Madison Parish officials recovered the car in the possession of another person during a routine traffic stop on Jan. 6 in Tallulah,  Pace said. The driver tried to run after being stopped.

Pace said he did not know if Madison Parish officials filed charges against the driver.

Separately, Williams was charged with a felony bad check after deputies found a warrant for her arrest through the Warren County District Attorney’s Bad Check Unit, officials said.

She is accused of passing a bad check written for more than $100 at County Market, 2101 Clay St., on Jan. 28, 2005, said Pam Rushing, office manager for the district attorney’s office.

Williams was being held without bond at the Warren County Jail pending an initial hearing.

Charges increase for 3 held in drug forgery

Three Yazoo City women arrested Monday for prescription forgery were in the Warren County Jail today with a charge for a forgery at another Vicksburg drug store.

Kisha Stuckey, 36, 409 Maynie Ave.; Sheila Kirklin, 22, 826 W. Second St.; and Vanessa Jackson, 30, 740 Shady Drive, are accused of trying to pass a prescription for hydrocodone at People’s Drug Store, 1521 Washington St., on the same day, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Initially, the women were arrested for presenting a prescription for Lorcet at Battlefield Drugs, 3040 Suite A Indiana Ave., Stewart said.

They were being held on a $10,000 bond each.

Rolling Fork seeks help in armed robbery

Rolling Fork officials are looking for help in finding a suspect in an armed robbery there Sunday night.

Two women were held at gunpoint at Rick’s Express on U.S. 61 North at about 9:30, Rolling Fork police Chief Undray Williams said today.

A person described as a 6-foot-tall black man about 200 pounds wearing khaki pants, a black jacket, a black mask and a white scarf pointed a nickel-plated handgun at the women and demanded they empty two registers in the convenience store, Williams said.

The assailant reportedly took about $500 and ran north into a nearby field.

No one was reported injured, he said.

Officials are asking anyone with information on the robbery to contact Rolling Fork police headquarters at 662-873-2212 or the Sharkey County Sheriff’s office at 662-873-4321.

Camera, cash missing in county burglaries

Electronics and cash were reported missing in two burglaries in Warren County Wednesday, records showed.

A Dell laptop, an Xbox 360 valued at $375, two PlayStation 3 consoles valued at $400 each and a PlayStation 2 valued at $200 were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of South Drive at noon.

A Canon digital camera valued at $200 and about $350 in cash were reported stolen from a purse in a vehicle in the 200 block of Sandy Lane at 1:05 p.m.