Sheriff’s office seeks aid in finding man accused in Oak Street burglary,/b>

Published 11:22 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Vicksburg man accused of burglary was on the lam today, and deputies are seeking clues to help find him.

Wesley Evans, 35, 2006 Pearl St., is wanted for burglary, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Evans is accused of stealing an array of items July 26 from a home in the 3500 block of Oak Street, Pace said.

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“This turned out to be a major house burglary,” Pace said.

The owner of the burglarized home requested the sheriff’s department investigate the burglary though the home is in the city, Pace said.

Televisions, antique coins, lamps and other stolen items were found by deputies July 28 at Evans’ home and under an adjacent vacant house, but some items are still missing, Pace said.

Evans was last seen shortly before deputies served the search warrant at his home, Pace said.

“Anybody helping him in any way can and will be charged with aiding and abetting a felon,” Pace said.

Evans is approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs between 175 and 180 pounds, Pace said.

Anyone with information about Evans should call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477 or Warren County Sheriff’s Department at 601-636-1761, Pace said.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Evans’ arrest, Pace said. Calls to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and callers do not have to testify in court.