City man charged in burglary of bar

Published 11:38 am Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Vicksburg man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing cigarettes and liquor from a Washington Street bar, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Chris Lee Smith, 42, 4 Marion Bragg Drive, was arrested at 2:46 p.m. in the 1500 block of Washington Street and charged with business burglary. Smith was identified earlier in the day as a suspect in the theft from the Upper End, 1306 Washington St., reported at 9:12 a.m., Stewart said.

Reported stolen was a liter of vodka valued at $24, a liter of Bacardi rum valued at $38, a gallon of Paul Mason brandy valued at $36, a half-gallon of Zing Zand Bloody Mary mix valued at $18 and a pack of Marlboro menthol cigarettes valued at $5.

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When Smith was arrested, police found a pack of cigarettes with a bar code matching the ones reported stolen, Stewart said. Smith was being held on $35,000 bond at the Warren County Jail.