Hospitalized passenger says driver ran over him

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Vicksburg man remained hospitalized this morning after being run over Tuesday evening by a car after a dispute with its driver Tuesday evening, police said.

Richard Craft, 41, 109 Bering St., was in fair condition at River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said.

Craft was injured after he argued with the unidentified driver of a 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am who had given Craft a ride, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

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The two had stopped at a Kangaroo gas station at 3400 Halls Ferry Road, and Craft offered to pay the driver $30 for the ride, Stewart said. “The driver told Craft it was not enough,” Stewart said. “The driver placed the car in reverse knocking Craft under the vehicle” as he was reaching in to grab his Motorola cell phone.

The suspect, described as a black male, about 6-feet-tall and 160 pounds, drove away with the phone valued at $150, Stewart said.

Woman says shots fired at her home

A Vicksburg resident told police that a man who knew her son shot into her home at about 8:30 Tuesday night.

No injuries were reported.

The woman told officers the man fired three or four shots with one striking a living room wall, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

The woman said her son, who is acquainted with the suspect, was not home.

She said the man drove away, west toward Confederate Avenue, in an unknown vehicle.

Police have identified a suspect, but declined to release his name.

If arrested, the suspect could be charged with attempted aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling, Stewart said.

County man jailed on burglary charge

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning on a burglary charge.

Jeremy B. Bowlin, 18, 3400 U.S. 80 Lot. 4, was arrested by Warren County deputies at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and burglary, jail records showed.

He was held without bond.

No information was available on what Bowlin is accused of burglarizing.

TV, appliances missing on Green

A residential burglary was reported in the city Tuesday.

A Roper stove valued at $327, a Whirlpool deep freezer valued at $452, a GE dryer valued at $275 and a Sanyo TV valued at $200 were reported missing at 12:48 p.m. from a home in the 2900 block of Green Street.