Two men face 33 counts after March crime spree here

Published 7:59 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two men, one from Florida and one from Vicksburg, have been indicted on 33 counts of auto burglary involving a March crime spree.

The July term of the Warren County grand jury also indicted Trevon Vacso Law, 18, 1120 Fayette St., and Sheddrick Thomas, 20, on charges of fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer and receiving stolen property.

The fleeing charge involves a March 9 car chase that ended in a wreck at the intersection of Halls Ferry Road and Pemberton Square Boulevard and resulted in the pair’s arrest. The receiving charge involves the reported theft of a 2007 Toyota Tundra the men used to commit the auto burglaries.

According to police reports, the burglaries the pair are accused of occurred between March 6 and 8, and were scattered throughout the city, with the pair hitting areas along South Frontage Road, Wisconsin Avenue and side streets, streets in the southeast part of town, the Old Vicksburg area and Marcus Bottom.

Police patrol officers were given photographs of a white Toyota Tundra pickup seen on video from one of the areas where some of the burglaries occurred. March 9, a patrol officer saw a Toyota truck matching the description of the truck in the video in the area around Drummond Street.

When the officer put on his blue lights to stop the truck, the driver sped off, starting the chase.

• In another case, the grand jury indicted Lamrien Harper on a charge of aggravated assault-extreme indifference in the shooting of another teen.

Harper, 16, 106 Ash St., Apt. B, is accused of shooting Christopher Williams in the abdomen during a fight on Feb. 11. Harper was later certified to stand trial as an adult by County Judge John Price.

According to police, the shooting was the result of an ongoing argument between Harper, Williams, and Williams’ mother over some items the mother claimed Harper stole from her home.

On Feb. 11, the woman confronted Harper about the thefts, and an argument followed. When Williams went to assist his mother, he got into a fight with Harper, who pulled a gun and shot him. Williams was taken by private vehicle to Merit Health River Region, and survived the shooting.

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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