Burglary suspect caught inside home

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Vicksburg man arrested inside a home after a burglary was reported there Friday night might be a suspect in a burglary a block away nearly two hours earlier.

Jesse Montgomery, 42, 2 Lydia Place, was discovered inside the home in the 2100 block when police responded to a call at 10:51 p.m., said Vicksburg police officer Milton Moore. The home’s owner was not at home, he said.

The other burglary, reported at 8:20 Friday night, was at a guest cottage that is part of the Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, whose business address is 2200 Washington St. The cottage is on Oak Street, one block west.

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At the cottage, nothing was reported missing, but a door and a window were damaged, Moore said.

Montgomery was being held in the Issaquena County Jail Saturday evening without bond. Separately, two shootings into unoccupied Wisconsin Avenue businesses were reported Saturday morning.

An officer discovered a glass door at The Craft Store, 3420 Wisconsin Ave., broken out at 8 a.m. The officer recovered three shell casings at the scene and discovered a bullet in the door frame, said Moore. Four hours later, a window at Fitness Works, 3211 Wisconsin Ave., was discovered damaged by gunfire, he said.

A bullet was found lodged in a double-pane glass window of the business. The businesses are a block from each other.

Nothing was reported missing from either business, and no suspects were identified.