Fire destroys Rolling Fork restaurant, church

Published 12:00 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

A Rolling Fork restaurant and church were destroyed in a fire Thursday, said King Evans, Sharkey County arson investigator.

The fire at Highway 61 Restaurant and the Church of God, which were next door to each other on Locust Street, was reported at 3:20 a.m. and was not extinguished until 7 a.m.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which started in the restaurant before spreading to the church, Evans said.

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The investigator declined to discuss the cause.

Third DUI lands city man in lockup

A Vicksburg man arrested in a traffic stop at 2:10 this morning was being held at the police department for thrid-offense DUI, a felony.

Lt. Bobby Stewart said Larry Floyd, 34, 141 Morning View Drive, was picked up in the 1900 block of Mission 66.

Floyd was being held without bond.

City man charged with selling pot

A Vicksburg man was arrested at his home early this morning after reports of suspected drug activity nearby.

Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said Jesse Lynch, 32, 609 Redbone Road apartment C, was arrested at 6:30 a.m.

He was charged with the sale of marijuana and being held without bond, Stewart said.

City woman charged with damaging truck

A Vicksburg woman accused of breaking windows out of a vehicle was arrested Thursday and later released on $2,500 bond, jail records showed.

LaRhonda Clark, 34, 2727 Alcorn Drive, was arrested at 7:30 a.m. at her home for felony malicious mischief on a May 10 report of $900 worth of broken windows to a Dodge Durango, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

AC, gun, TV missing in burglaries

Two residential burglaries were reported in Vicksburg Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

At 11:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Polk Street, a GE air conditioner valued at $100 was missing.

At 11:25 p.m. in the 100 block of Dell Street, a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver valued at $400, a Gateway laptop computer valued at $800 and a 46-inch Samsung flat-screen TV valued at $500 were reported missing from the home.

Purse, cash taken from unlocked car

An auto burglary was reported Thursday at 11:25 p.m. in the 2800 block of Ken Karyl Avenue, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Missing from the unlocked vehicle was a purse of unknown value containing $100.