City man jailed in mower theft

Published 12:07 pm Friday, May 21, 2010

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today on a grand larceny charge, records showed.

Johnnie N. Henderson, 23, 805 Walnut St., is accused of taking a riding lawn mower Thursday from a home in the 600 block of Jeffers Hollow Road, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

After leaving the residence, Henderson drove through a Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol roadblock at U.S. 61 and Redwood Road, where he apparently thought he was recognized, Pace said.

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Henderson then returned the lawn mower to the driveway of the home.

An interview with MHSP troopers, who gave a description of a vehicle carrying a riding lawn mower, led Warren County deputies to Henderson, Pace said.

Henderson was being held without bond pending an initial appearance in court.