10 South burglary suspect caught

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2015

Police want help to ID robber

An armed robber was on the lam Friday after stealing cash from a gas station earlier in the week, and police were asking for help finding him.

The black man who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s was caught on video robbing the Texaco at 4110 around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

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In a still from surveillance video released by police, the man is wearing a black shirt and pants, white shoes, sunglasses and a gray baseball cap.  To view the photo visit https://www.vicksburgpost.com/?p=526116.

The robber is between 5’7” and 5’8” and weights 140 to 150 pounds, Williams said.

Anyone with information that will identify the robber is encouraged to call Vicksburg police at 601-636-2511 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355- 8477.  Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and do not have to testify in court. The organization will pay a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a felony suspect.

10 South burglary suspect caught

A former employee accused of breaking into the office of a downtown rooftop restaurant and stealing cash was held without bail Friday.

Ladarrius Butler, 19, 1322 Spring St., was arrested in Detroit on a warrant for business burglary, and was returned to Vicksburg Thursday to face charges, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Butler is accused of stealing “a large sum of cash” July 29 from 10 South, a rooftop restaurant on top of the Trustmark Bank building at Clay and Washington Streets, Williams said.

Butler had been fired from the restaurant earlier that week, and was identified from surveillance video, Williams said.


Guns hot in burglaries

A dozen guns and electronics were missing following three burglaries reported in Vicksburg and Warren County.

The biggest haul for burglars was in the 10 block of Joe Edna Drive off Standard Hill Road where 11 weapons were taken, according to Warren County sheriff’s records.

Among the items reported missing at 1:52 p.m. were an AK-47, two Remington rifles, a Browning rifle, a Glock .40-caliber pistol, a Tristar Cobra 12-gague shotgun, two .243-caliber single-shot rifles, a .233-caliber rifle and a Marlin .30-30-caliber rifle. An M16 pellet gun, a Dell laptop valued at $400, an iPad valued at $500 and an LG tablet computer were also missing, according to sheriff’s records.

A .380-caliber pistol was reported stolen at 7:24 a.m. Friday from a vehicle in the 5500 block of U.S. 61 South.

In the city, burglary focused on electronics as a laptop computer, a 55-inch television, a Wii-U video game console, an Xbox game console, games for both consoles and a 42-inch television were reported stolen at 5:45 p.m. Thursday from a home in the 100 block of Stonewall Drive, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.


Woman held for MDOC

A Vicksburg woman accused of violating parole was held without bail Friday.

Jalila Barnes, 24, 334 Lake Hill Drive, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

Barnes was convicted of uttering forgery in 2010.

She was held without bail Friday in the Warren County Jail awaiting a parole revocation hearing in circuit court.


Vicksburg man jailed in domestic violence

A Vicksburg man accused of assaulting his girlfriend early Friday was held without bail.

Marvin Caples, 37, 300 Union Ave., was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Friday and charged with third-offense domestic violence, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Caples is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at Waltersville Estates on North Washington Street, Williams said.

Caples was taken to the Issaquena County Correctional Facility awaiting an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court.