Trucker found dead at weigh station

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A truck driver was found dead Tuesday inside his 18-wheeler at a Mississippi Department of Transportation weigh station in Bovina. 

At 5:40 p.m., MDOT law enforcement, Warren County deputies and paramedics responded to a 911 call from MDOT officials from the scales on westbound Interstate 20 between Bovina and Vicksburg. When officers arrived, they found Tommy Murlin, 53, unresponsive in the sleeper cab of his truck, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Paramedics broke the windows of the 18-wheeler, which was parked on the backside of the scale house parking lot, but could not revive the man.

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Foul play is not suspected Pace said. The coroner has sent the body to the crime lab for an autopsy.


4-wheeler swiped in city

A 4-wheeler was reported missing Tuesday following a home burglary in Vicksburg.

The 2003 green Honda 4-wheeler was reported stolen at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday on the 1300 block of U.S. 61 North, police records show. It was valued at $3,500.


Three in city held for drug court

Three Vicksburg residents were held Tuesday for drug court violations.

David Sims, 24, 4114 N. Washington Street, Joseph Hall, 44, 2616 Pearl Street, and Shaniqua Brown, 29, 821 Speed Street, Apt. 6, were in Warren County Jail without bail.