Three jailed in city house burglary

Published 11:39 am Thursday, December 8, 2011

Three Vicksburg men were charged Wednesday night with a residential burglary reported just a few minutes earlier, Lt. Sandra Williams said.

Brent Shelby, 18, 1990 Royal St., Luther Thigpen, 18, and Ronald Green, 20, both of 2521 Oak St., were picked up at the corner of Letitia Street and Bowmar Avenue around 8 p.m. Williams said.

They were charged with breaking into a home in the 3000 block of Green Street, following a 911 call reporting at 7:20 that a pickup was backed up to the home and three men were loading things from the home into the truck, she said.

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Police believe the men heard police coming and ran, leaving the truck and a large-screen TV that had been taken from the residence.

A witness later called to say he saw the three suspects, who were identified and arrested, she said.

Shelby, Thigpen and Green were in the Warren County Jail this morning awaiting an initial hearing to set bond.

The pickup, a 1990 Ford F-150, is believed registered to a family member of one of the suspects, Williams said, and was impounded by police.