City teen nabbed in golf-club attack

Published 11:51 am Monday, October 17, 2011

A 15-year-old Vicksburg resident accused of hitting a man in the head with a golf club Wednesday night spent the weekend in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

The teen was arrested at Vicksburg High School at 10:30 Friday morning and charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor, Stewart said.

Louis Taylor, 24, 2958 Valley St., told police he was visiting a relative in the 2200 block of Pearl Street when he stepped outside and was attacked. He was able to identify the teen for investigators.

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Taylor, who suffered a 3-inch cut above his eye, refused medical treatment at the scene but later went to River Region Medical Center and was transferred to University Medical Center, where he was treated and discharged, a hospital spokesman said.

The teenager was expected to appear in Warren County Youth Court today or Tuesday, said Stewart.

Cash, CD player among missing items

Three burglaries were reported over the weekend, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Friday at 7:50 a.m., $17 was reported stolen from a 2002 Nissan Altima parked in the 2000 block of Grove Street.

Saturday at 5:42 p.m., $60 and three bags of potato chips valued at $1.99 each were reported stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Harrison Street.

Saturday at 6:39 p.m., a Sony CD player valued at $175 was reported stolen from a 2002 Ford Escape parked in the 1000 block of First East Street.