Felon jailed for gun after shots are fired

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 18, 2010

A Warren County man was arrested this morning after shots were fired near a home on Wayne Drive, and he was being held as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Chad James, 30, 1550 Culkin Road, is being held without bond at the Warren County Jail, awaiting his initial court appearance, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

James was charged as a felon with a firearm and for a misdemeanor assault. “If the investigation shows that he fired at someone in the house, the charges will be upgraded to a felony assault charge,” Pace said.

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He is accused of shooting at 3:40 a.m. near the home on Wayne Drive, which intersects with Freetown Road, and was arrested at the scene with a .44-caliber handgun in his possession, Pace said.

James’ previous felony conviction is drug-related.

Two juveniles held after car stolen, chase

A vehicle was recovered Friday after a foot-chase between Vicksburg police and two juveniles, police Sgt. Larry Holloway said.

At about 11:26 a.m., patrolmen spotted a white 2002 Chevrolet Malibu headed south on First North street and followed the vehicle to a dead end on Evans Alley, where the teens fled on foot, Holloway said.

The 14- and 17-year-old boys were being held in the Warren County Youth Detention Center today.

The car had been reported stolen a week ago from the 2000 block of Military Avenue.

Electronics are hot in 3 car burglaries

Electronics, a weapon and bank information were reported missing in three auto burglaries reported in Vicksburg Friday, police Sgt. Larry Holloway said.

A Regions Bank statement was reported stolen from a 2008 Chevrolet in the 200 block of Manship Circle at 2:57 p.m.

An iPod Touch valued at $382 was reported stolen from an unlocked 2008 GMC Sierra in the 30 block of Bellaire Drive at 9:24 a.m.

About two hours earlier, a Mossberg .20-gauge pump shotgun, a Dell laptop, a Garmin GPS and a Nikon camera were reported stolen from an unlocked 2006 Honda Accord in the 3300 block of Drummond Street.

Separately, a GE microwave valued at $120 was reported stolen from a home in the 2600 block of Letitia Street at 12:16 Saturday afternoon.