Construction owner injured in dump truck wreck

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Warren County construction company owner was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center on Saturday after a dump truck hit a tree.
Fred Clark, 70, of U.S. 80, was behind the wheel of a 2002 Chevy dump truck in the 1200 block of Warriors Trail at 2:52 p.m. when a front tire blew out and the vehicle left the road, striking the tree, Sheriff Martin Pace said.
A resident of the area saw the wreck and helped Clark escape the cab by breaking a rear window, Pace said.
Clark owns Fred Clark’s Concrete & Bulldozer Service on U.S. 80.
Clark was listed in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Second man held in downtown robbery
A second man has been arrested in an armed robbery this past week on Washington Street.
Jerald Smith, 21, 205 Hills of the Valley Drive, was held Saturday in Warren County Jail on $75,000 bond after Vicksburg police arrested him Friday on an unrelated misdemeanor charge, Vicksburg Police Capt. Sandra Williams said.
Smith was charged with armed robbery and causing a youth to commit a felony after an investigation into the incident, Williams said.
A woman had reported she was robbed at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Washington Street at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday. Johnny Hicks, 15, was arrested and charged as an adult in the case by police Thursday. He received $150,000 bond from Judge Johnny Price.

Port Gibson man held for motel robbery in April
A Port Gibson man awaits his day in city court after being charged in an armed robbery at a Vicksburg motel in April.
Clifford Green, 36, 304 Greenwood St., was to be arraigned Monday in municipal court on one count of armed robbery, Vicksburg Police Capt. Sandra Williams said. He was arrested Wednesday on an unrelated charge and was held Saturday in Issaquena County Jail, Williams said.
Green was charged in the April 7 robbery at the Dixiana Motel where he led clerks to believe he had a weapon, Williams said. Reports after the incident showed cash and two cordless phones were stolen.

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