2nd arrest made in crossfire shooting

Published 11:20 am Friday, January 13, 2012

A Vicksburg man faces charges of aggravated assault and attempted aggravated assault in a Dec. 29 shooting in which a woman caught in the crossfire on Patton Street was wounded, Lt. Sandra Williams said.

Williams said officers arrested Joseph Lane, No. 5 Lydia Place, about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on a warrant charging him in the shooting. He was being held without bond in the county jail pending an initial appearance today in Vicksburg Municipal Court. She said officers on patrol saw him at Washington and Mattingly streets and arrested him.

Lane is the second person arrested in the shooting, which occurred about 12:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Police arrested George Love Jr., 16, 804 Patton St., at the scene and charged him as an adult with attempted aggravated assault. He was later released on a $15,000 bond.

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Williams said Love and Lane were shooting at each other from opposite sides of the street when Shirel Hall, 18, 1200 Mission 66, drove through the street and was wounded. She was later treated and released from University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Shopper arrested, charged with drugs

A shoplifting call at The Home Depot, 50 Halls Ferry Park, resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg man for possession of the prescription painkiller oxycodone, Vicksburg police Lt. Sandra Williams said.

She said officers responding to the 2:35 p.m. call arrested Benjamin Brewer, 30,1104 Freetown Road, on the drug charge after the oxycodone was found during a search. He was released on $15,000 bond.

Convict held again, for drug charges

A Vicksburg man faces drug charges after his arrest Thursday at the Mississippi Department of Corrections office, 2409 Clay St., Vicksburg police Lt. Sandra Williams said.

She said Eto Moore, 33, 1304 E. Magnolia St., was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail pending an initial court appearance. The MDOC has placed a hold on Moore for probation violation, according to county booking records.

He was arrested as he reported in to his probation officer.

Gun, jewelry missing on First North Street

A .380-caliber handgun and jewelry were reported stolen from a home in the 1000 block of First North, Vicksburg police Lt. Sandra Williams said. No value was given on the items.

Fire destroys home in Claiborne County

Fire destroyed a mobile home in Claiborne County south of Port Gibson early this morning, according to information from the Claiborne County Fire Department.

Firefighter Robert Byrd said firefighters responding to the 2:14 fire at the mobile home of Russell Dorsey, 3036 Woodvine Road, arrived to find the trailer engulfed in flames. He said no one was at home and the cause had not been determined.