Police arrest larceny suspect

Published 8:06 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Warren County woman faces a charge of grand larceny after her arrest Sunday, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

Martha Wooten, 60, was arrested at her home on Baytown Road about 2 p.m. by police investigator Houng Ngyuen and Warren County sheriff’s deputies. She is accused of the Feb.10 theft a purse from a shopping cart at the County Market.

Wooten was identified through a tip from Crimestoppers after photos from the store’s video surveillance camera were published.

In other cases:

• Police Sunday arrested DeMichael Jones, 24, about 9:30 a.m.in the 1300 block of South Street on a warrant from the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office charging him with malicious mischief.

• Three auto burglaries were reported about 4:40 a.m. Friday involving cars parked at the Vicksburg Convalescent Center, 1708 Cherry St.: an undetermined amount of change was reported stolen from 1996 Chevrolet pickup; a 1990 Audi and a 2014 Volkswagen were broken into and ransacked, but nothing reported taken.

• A wallet and .45-caliber ammunition were reported stolen about 4:45 a.m. Friday from a 2007 Mercedes Benz.

• A Troy-bilt lawn mower, an amplifier and a guitar were reported stolen about 9:50 a.m. from home in the1800 block of MacArthur Place.

• A 50-inch Vizio flat screen valued at $400, 60-inch Vizio valued at $800 and clothing and shoes valued $1,200 were reported stolen from a storage shed in the 4200 block of Halls Ferry Road.

• Two 32-inch Vizio TVs valued at $400 each, a 65-inch Samsung TV valued at $850, an Acer tablet valued at $100 and an Xbox 250 were reported stolen about 2:45 a.m. from an apartment at the Madison Glen Apartments,1950 Hope St.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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