Published 10:46 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bail set in stabbing

Bail was set at $50,000 for a teen accused of stabbing two women early Tuesday on Washington Street.

Municipal Judge Toni Terrett set bail Jamelya Carter, 19, 205 First Ave., during an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon for two counts of aggravated assault.

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Carter is accused of stabbing two women at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Washington St., Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

One of the women was stabbed in the head, and the other was stabbed in both arms, according to the arrest affidavit read in municipal court.

Both stabbing victims were taken to Merit Health Rive Region Medical Center where they were treated, Williams said. Police did not release the names of the victims.

Another person was detained in the stabbing but had not been charged Tuesday, Williams said.

Carter was taken to the Warren County Jail following the court appearance.


Tallulah woman killed in crash

A Tallulah died this morning after crashing and being ejected from her vehicle in Madison Parish.

Gail Whatley, 54, was killed when her westbound 2002 GMC Envoy crashed at about 5:40 a.m., Louisiana State Police spokesman Michael Reichardt said. Whatley was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash, he said.

“For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and the driver overcorrected.  The vehicle then traveled across both lanes and began to rollover,” he said.

A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis and the crash is still under investigation.

In 2015, Troop F has investigated 24 fatal crashes resulting in 26 deaths.


Purse, tools missing in burglaries

A purse and nail guns were missing following two burglaries reported Monday in Vicksburg.

At 5:58 a.m., a purse containing cash and personal items was reported missing from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Division Street, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

The police report did not indicate the type of vehicle from which the purse was stolen.

At 7:40 a.m., three nail guns with a combined value of $600 were reported missing from a storage shed in the 1600 block of Vicklan Street, Williams said.