Burglary charge added

Published 11:01 am Monday, July 7, 2014

An additional charge was tacked on this morning for a Warren County man held for burglary since May.

Colby Ashley, 27, 50 Massey Road, was charged this morning with an additional burglary, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Ashley has been held in the Warren County Jail since May 23 when he was arrested and charged with an unrelated burglary, Pace said.

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The new charge comes after a handgun stolen April 26 from a home in the 3200 block of Tiffintown Road was recovered and linked to Ashley, Pace said.


Three charged with killing gator

Three Warren County teens accused of poaching an alligator on Independence Day were jailed over the holiday weekend.

The teens are accused of killing the gator Friday before boating north on the Yazoo Diversion Canal, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The Vicksburg Post in most instances does not identify misdemeanor suspects.

Deputies were already in the canal to close it to traffic for the annual fireworks display when they received a report to be on the lookout for four teens in a boat who had just illegally killed an alligator, Pace said.

“I had four deputies in two separate patrol boats already in the water,” Pace said.

That boat was pursued to Kings Point Ferry Landing where deputies were able to detain the teens, Pace said.

“A firearm was recovered out of the boat,” Pace said.

The teens were turned over to officers from Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, who charged three of them with violating the state’s alligator laws. Two of them were released on $1,500 bail each. One of them was also charged with violating paddlefish laws, and he remained in jail this morning.

Alligator hunting season is Aug. 29 though Sept. 8 on public waters. On private land, the season is extended to Sept. 22. A limited number of alligator hunting permits are available though a lottery drawing from the department of wildlife and fisheries.

The deadline to apply for a permit was in June.


Stolen car recovered

A stolen vehicle was recovered over the holiday weekend after the owner noticed it on the back of a tow truck.

At 12:57 p.m. a stolen 1990 beige Honda Accord was recovered at Worldwide Alloyed, 610 U.S. 80, according to Warren County sheriff’s records.

The owner of the vehicle called the sheriff’s department to report that she had seen it on the back of a tow truck headed for the scrap yard.

It was unclear when the vehicle was stolen.


Clothes, electronics missing

Clothes were missing this morning following a burglary reported Saturday in Vicksburg.

Nine pairs of Nike shoes valued at $1,000, two NFL jerseys valued at $260, 15 baseball caps valued at $540, an undisclosed amount of cash, a 40-inch Philips television valued at $450 and an Xbox video game console were reported missing from an apartment in the 400 block of Lakehill Drive, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.


Stolen boat found, motor missing

A boat reported stolen Thursday was found abandoned on Independence Day in a ditch.

The 14-foot Duracraft boat a 25-horsepower Yamaha motor and a boat trailer were reported stolen from the 800 block of Culkin Road, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The boat and trailer were recovered July 4 in a ditch in the 1900 block of Moseley Gap Road, but the motor was missing, Pace said.


Man held for drug court sanction 

A Vicksburg man was jailed Sunday for a drug court violation.

Pink Andrews, 50, 105 Oak Drive, was held without bond for a drug court sanction.