Already in jail, suspect charged in 6 burglaries

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Vicksburg man arrested last week by city police for felony domestic violence is facing 12 additional charges filed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning.

Mark Carver, 23, 162 Elizabeth Circle, has been charged with six counts of residential burglary — all in south Warren County — and six counts of grand larceny, Pace said.

Carver was arrested at 3:54 a.m. Friday following an argument with his girlfriend at her home in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle, police said.

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Carver’s arrest by police was unrelated to the county investigation, said the sheriff.

Pace said deputies investigating a security video identified Carver and several other men selling items that had been reported stolen.

As deputies investigated, they began to recover other items reported stolen in county burglaries that Carver and the other men had sold, he said. Many of the items have been recovered, the sheriff said.

“We strongly encourage anyone who has purchased property from Mark Carver or any of his associates to contact the sheriff’s office and not find themselves in the position of being charged with possession of stolen property,” Pace said. “We believe people have bought items from him that they did not know were stolen.”

Carver has been charged in the following cases:

• July 12, 7300 block of Campbell Swamp Road — reported stolen were electronic equipment and two TVs; deputies have recovered one TV.

• July 17, 8200 block of Campbell Swamp Road — two flat-screen TVs, an entertainment center and miscellaneous electronic equipment; deputies have recovered both TVs and the entertainment center.

• July 17, 1100 block of Jeff Davis Road — miscellaneous jewelry, an electric guitar and other smaller items; deputies have recovered the jewelry and the guitar.

• July 18, 1100 block of Ring Road — two handguns, two shotguns and miscellaneous jewelry; deputies have recovered one shotgun.

• July 21, 5600 block of Fisher Ferry Road — computer and monitor, jewelry and a handgun; deputies recovered the computer.

• July 21, 2900 block of Redbone Road — two 12-gauge shotguns; both recovered.

The investigation is ongoing, Pace said, and additional arrests are expected.

Carver, who remains in the Warren County Jail, will have an initial hearing on the county charges today or Wednesday.

He might face added charges as well, Pace said.