Two injured cleaning up storm damage

Published 10:27 am Thursday, May 1, 2014

Two Warren County men were injured when a portion of a tree fell on them as they were beginning to clean up storm debris.

Michael Carpenter, 44, who lives on Old Highway 27, and William McClellan, 22, who lives on Paxton Road, were injured at about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday when a portion of a storm damaged tree fell in the 400 block of Evans Street and struck both of them, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The two men were about to begin cleanup at the home on Evans Street when the tree fell striking Carpenter in the head and McClellan in the chest, Pace said.

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“They hadn’t even begun working yet,” Pace said.

Carpenter was taken by ambulance to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His condition was unavailable this morning.

McClellan was taken by a private vehicle to River Region Medical Center, Pace said, however, the hospital did not have a record of him this morning.


Rash of auto burglaries in city

An assortment of items was missing from unlocked cars this morning following five auto burglaries reported Wednesday in Vicksburg.

Four of the burglaries occurred in the neighborhood north of Vicksburg High School but south of Bowmar Avenue.

At 6:50 a.m. two musical instruments were reported missing from a 2001 Mercedes in the 1400 block of Wisteria Drive, Vicksburg police Lt. Sandra Williams said.

At the same time, an iPhone valued at $450 was reported stolen from a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban in the 1000 block of Markham Street.

At 7:50 a.m. a pair of diamond earrings, designer sunglasses and change were reported missing from a 2011 Toyota Avalon in the 900 block of Polk Street.

Three more vehicles in the neighborhood were entered, but nothing was reported stone, Williams said.

At 9:50 p.m., cash, an iPhone valued at $300, a wallet valued at $80, an iPad valued at $200 and an iPod valued at $200 were reported stolen from a 2014 Nissan Armada in the 200 block of Moonmist Drive, Williams said.

All five of the vehicles involved in the burglaries were unlocked, she said.


Man held for probation

A Tennessee man accused of violating probation was held without bail in the Warren County jail this morning.

Andrew Martin, 24, of Memphis, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for a probation violation, according to Warren County Jail Records.