More arrests made in theft of firearms

Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Vicksburg police have arrested three more people in the Oct. 17 theft of 15 firearms from a home in the 1400 block of Wisteria Drive, Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said.

Police Tuesday arrested Marquez Dundre Tucker, 19, Richard Rashad Albert, 24, and Ladarius Kaghnin Butler, 21. Tucker is charged with residential burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Albert and Butler are each charged with residential burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Albert was on probation at the time of the burglary, Edwards said.

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Police Oct. 20 arrested Julius Mobley, 25, in connection with the thefts. Officers have recovered one of the guns taken in the burglary.

Albert was released after posting a $50,000 bond, Warren County Jail records show. Butler is being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bond, but he has a hold on him placed the Mississippi Department of Corrections. MDOC officials have also placed a hold on Mobley. Information on Tucker was unavailable.

In other cases:

• Elliott Cameron Jr., 24, was returned to Vicksburg on a warrant for motor vehicle taking.

Cameron is accused of stealing a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria on Sept. 11. He was arrested in McDonald County, Mo., by authorities there and held for Vicksburg police.

Bond information was unavailable.

• Three Vicksburg men face drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday night for running a red light.

Corey Hicks, 26, Ronnie Lee Dee, 20 and Trevon Markez Dee, 21, are all accused of possession of marijuana after the drug was found in the car in which they were riding. Bond information was unavailable.

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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