Pair held in metal theft

Published 11:29 am Friday, October 3, 2014

A man and woman accused of stealing scrap metal from a welding business were held without bail this morning.

Lamont Burke, 63, 2725 Halls Ferry Road and Sharon Williams, 45, 205 Cairo Drive, were arrested at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and charged with grand larceny, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Sharon Williams is not related to Capt. Williams

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Burke and Sharon Williams are accused of stealing metal from Ricky’s Welding Shop, 1721 Levee Street and taking it to a recycling center, Capt. Williams said.

Both suspects were scheduled to appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court today.


Fallen tree cuts power in Redwood

Parts of northern Warren County were without power this morning after a tree took down utility poles on Redwood Road.

Sometime around 4 a.m. a storm caused a “very large tree” to fall on Redwood Road between Keen Cole and Oak Ridge roads, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

“It took with it several utility poles. As many as three poles are completely broken and down,” Pace said.

Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association was working this morning to make the area safe for Warren County crews to clear the road, Pace said.

The number of customers without power was not available this morning.

“Currently there is no estimated time of restoral in your area,” said a recorded message at the Yazoo Valley Electrical Power Association office.