Two held after chase in ice

Published 8:59 am Friday, February 27, 2015

A Warren County fugitive and his girlfriend were held without bail after he led officers on a chase through ice and snow Wednesday, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Jeffrey Luckett, 49, ran from a home 1655 U.S. 80 Wednesday as deputies were trying to serve a warrant for a drug court violation.

“We along with drug court probation officers had been looking for him for some time,” Pace said.

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Deputies and a Vicksburg canine officer chased Luckett though a wooded area before he was captured.

“After they chased him though the woods, he wanted to start kicking and fighting,” Pace said.

Luckett was held without bail for drug court and is charged with simple assault of a law enforcement officer.

Luckett had been staying with his girlfriend, Melissa Shiers Holman, 35, at the home on U.S 80, and Holman was charged with harboring a fugitive.

Deputies had interviewed Holman in the search for Luckett, Pace said.

“She was well aware that there was a warrant for his arrest,” he said.

Holman was also held without bail Thursday in the Warren County jail awaiting an initial court appearance.


Guns missing in burglaries

Three guns were among items missing in burglaries reported Wednesday in Vicksburg.

A Marlin .22-caliber scoped rifle and a Mossberg .20-gauge shotgun were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Bazinsky Road, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Entry was forced into the home, and a jar of change was also stolen, she said.

A Springfield .45-caliber pistol was reported stolen from a home in the 300 block of Falk Steel Road, William said.

At about the same time, a storage shed in the 10 block of Chickasaw Road was also reported burglarized, she said.

A lock on the shed had been cut and the burglar stole a cash register valued at $700, an heater valued at $500, electrical wiring, a 25-gallon tank, a 10-foot ladder valued at $75 and assorted clothing valued at $75.