Woman says 2 men pistol-whipped her on street

Published 12:30 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A woman was treated and released from River Region Medical Center this morning after being pistol-whipped while walking near Clay and Cherry streets, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

At 1:01 a.m., the woman, who was walking north on Cherry Street after leaving a convenience store at the corner, described her two attackers as black males, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds each, Stewart said. She told police they ran from behind a nearby building to attack her.

The woman told police one man wore a blue shirt; the other a red shirt. Stewart said interviews were continuing this morning to determine, among other things, if the woman knew her attackers.

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Stewart said the woman was hit several times in the face and head with a handgun.

Natchez woman bonds out of jail

A Natchez woman was released on bond from the Warren County Jail Thursday, records showed.

Dixie Terrell, 29, 628 Lower Woodville Road, had been held on a probation violation.

The bond amount was not available.

Man surrenders in weekend knifing

A Vicksburg man surrendered to police Tuesday evening on an aggravated assault charge.

Lee Sherman Yates, 44, 712 Speed St., is accused of using a knife to attack John Ragsdale, age and address not given, while walking Friday evening in the 700 block of Speed, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Ragsdale was treated at River Region Medical Center for cuts to the face and neck and released, Stewart said.

Yates was being held at the Warren County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Officials were looking for a second suspect in the attack, but Stewart said “based on statements during the investigation, we do not expect anymore arrests.”

Kitchen appliances reported stolen

Appliances were missing in a home burglary reported Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of Spring Ridge Road, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

At 12:56 p.m., a General Electric stove valued at $300 and a General Electric refrigerator valued at $600 were reported stolen.

City man charged with shoplifting

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today for a third-offense shoplifting.

At 1:59 p.m. Tuesday, Willie Smith, 51, last known address 1515 Main St., was arrested at Kangaroo convenience store at 3400 Halls Ferry Road and accused of taking items valued at $7 total, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Smith was being held without bond. He also was on hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.