Toddler back home after dog attack

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 5, 2010

A Vicksburg toddler mauled by a family dog was home from Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, according to reports.

Twenty-two-month-old Jack Gaines was taken to the Jackson hospital after a 5-year-old, 70-pound cur attacked him while playing with family members in the yard at their Stenson Road home.

His, grandfather Ira Erwin, pulled the dog off the boy and rescued him. Jack, the son of Robin Causey and Brad Gaines, suffered multiple lacerations to his face.

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Vicksburg Humane Society Officials said  the dog was euthanized Friday afternoon.

An account has been established to help the family with medical bills. Deposits may be made to an account in the name of Jack Gaines and Robin Causey at Regions banks, or they may be mailed to Regions Bank Centreville Branch at P.O. Box 369, Centreville, MS 39631

Woman held after Drummond break-in

A Morton woman was in the Warren County Jail today charged with residential burglary.

Jessica Lee Wilson, 36, 212 W.E. Franklin Road, is accused of bursting through the door, running from room to room and breaking out a window of a home in the 2900 block of Drummond Street at about 5:33 p.m. Sunday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Wilson told police she was running from her girlfriend, with whom she had just been arguing, Stewart said. She had no relation to the victim.

Wilson was taken to jail after being treated at River Region Medical Center for a cut on her left arm, Stewart said.

She was being held without bond.

Second suspect held in burglary on Cherry

A second suspect in a Cherry Street house burglary surrendered to police Sunday.

At 7:42 p.m., Leon Blackmore III, 22, 225 Bowmar Ave., is accused of taking a gold chain with a black cross valued at $150, a gold necklace with a diamond cross valued at $250, a .22-caliber handgun and a Sony DVD player valued at $85, from a home in the 2500 block of Cherry on Thursday, Stewart said.

A second suspect, Jonathan T. Grogan, 17, 1802 Vicklan St., was arrested  in a wooded area near Cherry and Finney streets about 30 minutes after the burglary was reported by workers at the home, Stewart said.

Blackmore was being held at the Issaquena County Jail without bond pending an initial appearance in court. Grogan remained in the Warren County Jail.

Five burglaries reported in city

Five burglaries were reported in Vicksburg during the weekend, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A PlayStation 2 valued at $130, a Motorola Razor cellphone valued at $100, a Nintendo DS valued at $150, a Dell laptop computer valued at $1,000 and a Taurus .25-caliber handgun valued at $350 were reported stolen from a home in the 400 block of Lake Hill Drive at 12:02 Friday afternoon.

Two hours earlier, an Emerson radio valued at $40 and about $1,500 were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive.

An Xbox 360 valued at $275, a 31-inch Panasonic TV valued at $460 and a Dell desktop computer valued at $800 were reported stolen from at home in the 1800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 4:25 a.m. Saturday.

About $2 in coins was reported stolen from a 1993 Mazda pickup in the 1100 block of Monroe Street at 12:46 Saturday afternoon.

A 26-inch Sanyo TV valued at $200, an Xbox 360 valued at $275 and two video games valued at about $80 together were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of South Street at 8:01 p.m. Sunday.