Man held in slashing

Published 11:32 am Monday, June 30, 2014

A Louisiana man accused of slashing another man with a sharp object was held without bail this morning.

Charles Harris, 33, 636 Roberson Road, New Iberia, La., was arrested Saturday at a home in the 200 block of Meadow Lane and charged with aggravated assault, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Harris is accused of slashing a man who was helping a woman he was in a domestic violence disturbance with, Williams said.

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Both Harris and the victim were taken to River Region Medical Center where they were treated and released.

Harris was in the Issaquena County Correctional Facility this morning awaiting his initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court.


Star Wars figures stolen

Perhaps this burglar used the Force.

Nearly 100 collectible Star Wars action figures were among the items they snatched from a home north of Vicksburg.

At 5:35 p.m. Sunday, 80 Star Wars were reported missing from a home in the 900 block of Culkin Road, according to Warren County sheriff’s records.

No value was listed for the figures, though prices in online listings for similar figures range from the low teens to upwards of $400 each.

Also reported missing from the home was a Coleman propane lantern and an Epson printer/scanner.


Batteries, motor missing

A half dozen car batteries and an outboard motor were missing this morning following thefts Saturday in Vicksburg and Warren County.

At 12:14 p.m. Saturday, six car batteries with a combined value of $1,050 were reported stolen from the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, according to Warren County sheriff’s records.

At 1:40 p.m., an Evinrude 80 horsepower motor valued at $500 was reported stolen from the 4000 block of Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.


Electronics hot in thefts

Video game systems and a set of binoculars were missing this morning after two burglaries reported Sunday in Vicksburg.

At 3 pm., a Nintendo Wii, four Wii games and a Nintendo DS with a combined value of $440, were reported stolen from a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix in 100 block of Bell Place, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

At 7 p.m., a knife and pair of Buschnel binoculars valued at $300 were reported stolen from a travel trailer in the 2300 block of Drummond Street, she said.


Fallen trees block roads

A storm front late Saturday night toppled trees in the eastern part of Warren County.

Trees and utility poles were knocked over between Levi’s and Interstate 20 on Mount Alban Road during the storm Saturday night, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

“Mount Alban Road was totally or partially blocked for the duration of the night,” he said.

At about 5:45 Sunday, a large tree fell across Jeff Davis Road, and traffic was rerouted into early this morning, Pace said.

County work crews used chainsaws and tractors to clear the tree.