Lake Providence man killed, another injured

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 16, 2010

One Lake Providence man was killed and another was injured in a shootout Wednesday night at a nightclub.

Phillip Brown, 28, was pronounced dead at East Carroll Parish Hospital in Lake Providence, where he was taken after being shot while at Uncle Darrell’s Mini Market as an “uninvolved bystander” around 10:30 p.m., said Trooper First Class Mark Dennis with the Louisiana State Police.

Dennis said Brown was shot during a shootout between Kenneth Jones, 19, and Jeremy Weaver, 28, both of Lake Providence.

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Dennis said Jones was identified by witnesses as the man who shot Brown.

They also indicated the second man, Earl Gilmore, was shot by Weaver. Gilmore was in stable condition Thursday at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La. Hospital spokesman Sharon McClain said the hospital had no record of his being admitted.

Jones was charged with second-degree murder, and Weaver was charged with attempted second-degree murder, Dennis said. Jones and Weaver were held without bond at the Riverbend Detention Center in East Carroll Parish.

Both guns were recovered.

Two arrests made in house burglaries

A third Vicksburg teen has been arrested in a March 19 residential burglary.

Jarrad Williams, 17, 2006 Martin Luther King Drive, surrendered to Vicksburg police at 10:16 a.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Sandra Williams.

The teen is accused of taking a purse with $150 in it and an Xbox 360 game console from a home in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Arrested and charged earlier in the burglary were Marvel Hunter, 18, 1840 Martin Luther King Drive, and Deshawn Williams, 18, 780 U.S. 61 North, Apartment 8D.

Hunter, who has been charged with a separate auto theft and statutory rape, and Deshawn Williams remain in the Warren County Jail without bond. Jarrad Williams is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Sgt. Williams said she is expecting more arrests in the burglary.

Separately, Larry Turner, 49, 820 Harris St., was arrested at 1:41 p.m. Thursday at his home and charged with an April 5 residential burglary and grand larceny, Williams said.

She said the jailed  Turner is accused of breaking into a home in the 2000 block of Oak Street and a theft at Belle of the Bends Bed & Breakfast, 508 Klein St., on March 31.

Williams said police found other items that appeared to have been stolen at Turner’s home. She said more charges are possible against Turner.

City woman held for 3rd shoplifting

A Vicksburg woman was arrested Thursday night for third offense shoplifting.

Tunsha Buck, 23, 20 Waterwell Road, was arrested at 10:54 p.m. at Walmart on Iowa Boulevard.

She is accused of stealing undergarments, Sgt. Sandra Williams said.

Williams said store security stopped Buck as she was attempting to leave.

Buck was held without bond at the Vicksburg police station.

City man held on drug charges

A Vicksburg teen was held at the Vicksburg police station this morning on drug charges.

Jamal Smith, 19, 2918 Green St., was arrested at 2:27 a.m. at the Clay Street Waffle House after police responded to a disturbance at the restaurant, Sgt. Sandra Williams said.

Williams said Smith was asked to leave the restaurant, but refused and caused the disturbance.

After police placed him custody, a small amount of marijuana was found in his pocket and cocaine was in the front seat of his car, Williams said.

Smith was charged with possession of controlled substance and held without bond pending an initial appearance.

TV, jeans, speakers among missing items

Two residential burglaries and an auto burglary were reported in the city Thursday.

A 50-inch LG flat-screen TV was reported missing at 8:12 p.m. from a home in the 1300 block of Fayette Street.

An entertainment stand valued at $267, a pair of blue jeans valued at $30 and a pair of shorts valued at $30 were reported missing at 6:44 p.m. from a home in the 1000 block of Howard Street.

A car stereo and speakers were reported missing at 12:50 p.m. from a 1999 Chevrolet pickup in the 300 block of Ford Road.

Vicksburg man held on Michigan charge

A Vicksburg man wanted by Michigan authorities was being held in the Warren County Jail this morning.

Jeffery Wilson, 39, 1828 Openwood St., was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a traffic stop at a safety inspection of commercial vehicles on U.S. 61 North and Sherman Avenue, said Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Cpl. Scott Hensley.

After an identity check, Wilson, who was driving an 18-wheeler, was found to have an outstanding warrant on an assault charge from Kalamazoo, Mich., from November 2008, Hensley said. Wilson’s extradition hearing was set for this morning, Hensley said.