Traffic stop leads to arrest for pot possession

Published 1:05 pm Monday, April 19, 2010

A traffic stop at Mount Alban and Culkin roads led to the arrest of a Vicksburg man on drug charges.

When Warren County Deputy Mike Marshall stopped Shannone Darnell Jordan, 27, 12 K Railroad Alley, he smelled what seemed to be marijuana, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

A search of Jordan’s white Ford Explorer yielded several packages of the weed, plastic bag, scales and several blunts, which are hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana, Pace said.

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“No doubt he was selling the marijuana,” said Pace. “Some of it was in a bag in a bulk amount. He had pre-packed the blunts for sale.”

Jordan was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was being held at the Warren County Jail without bond pending an initial appearance in court.

Two men jailed in theft of dirt bike

Two men were arrested at each of their homes late Sunday for stealing a motorcycle hours earlier.

At about 6:45 p.m., the victim told deputies the 2003 Honda 125CC dirt bike was taken from a barn in the 6900 block of Fisher Ferry Road, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. The victim said the bike was taken by someone who knew its location.

Deputies recovered the bike at about 10:45 p.m. at 3400 U.S. 80 Lot No. 5, the home of Steven Eugene Sanders, 19, Pace said.

Witnesses told officials Sanders had been with John Roger Johnson, 18, throughout the weekend, Pace said. Johnson, 375 Dudley Road, had been spotted with the dirt bike and was arrested at his home just before midnight.

Both men were charged with grand larceny and were being held at the Warren County Jail without bond pending court appearances.

Second man jailed in Claiborne shootout

The second Claiborne County man involved in a shootout on April 9 has been arrested.

Claiborne County Chief Deputy Freddie Yarbrough said Joseph Carmoney, 18, 2176 Fisher Ferry Road, was arrested at his home Friday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault.

He had been wounded in both legs in a shootout with his neighbor Benjamin Hogan, 45, 2162 Fisher Ferry Road, who was shot in the left shoulder and arm. Hogan had been arrested earlier Friday.

Hogan was treated and released from the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. Carmoney was treated and released from River Region Medical Center.

Carmoney was in the Claiborne County Detention Center on a $3,000 bond; Hogan was released on a $3,000 bond.

Cash, phones hot in weekend thefts

Electronics and cash were among items reported missing in three residential burglaries during the weekend in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A Compaq desktop computer valued at $600 was reported stolen in the 100 block of Pittman Road at 7:14 p.m. Sunday.

A Wii game console valued at $190 and a cell phone valued at $480 were reported stolen in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive at 5:39 p.m. Friday.

At 4 p.m. that day, a pair of black sunglasses valued at $100 and about $75 in change were reported stolen in the 800 block of Bowman Street.

Separately, a purse valued at $80, about $125 in cash, a battery-operated inhaler valued at $600 and an LG cell phone valued at $200 were reported stolen from a booth at Burger King in the 3100 block of Halls Ferry Road at 2:56 p.m. Saturday.

In weekend burglaries, Stewart said, about $300 and a blue and white Coach purse valued at $250 were reported stolen from a 2006 Nissan Maxima in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle at 10:04 p.m. Sunday.

At 1:55 that morning, about $86 was reported stolen from a 1996 Buick Skylark at First North and Main streets.

Shotgun, tools taken in county burglary

A weapon, tools and money orders were reported missing in a home burglary Sunday in Warren County, records showed.

At 1:15 p.m., a 12-gauge shotgun, various pieces of jewelry valued at $120, about 300 DVDs valued at $200, tools valued at $120 and three Western Union money orders valued at $650 were reported stolen in the 100 block of Red Oak Drive.