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Vicksburg man accused of forcing his way into home

A Vicksburg man was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond, accused of forcing his way into to a home on U.S. 61 South.

The incident occurred about 5:28 p.m. Wednesday. Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said Joshua Boyd, 20, 3365 U.S. 61 South Lot 19, is charged with home invasion.

According to police reports, Boyd forced his way into the house because he wanted to convince the daughter of the homeowner to date him instead of someone else. The girl was not home, but another girl who was visiting at the home became frightened when Boyd entered, and locked herself in another room and called 911.

In other cases:

• A 9mm Baretta handgun with a 10-bullet magazine was reported taken about 11:54 p.m. Wednesday from a 2009 Ford F-150 parked at the Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St.

• Twenty-five boxes of wood flooring, a vanity, kitchen sink, glass shower door, three ceiling fans and two light switches were reported taken Wednesday from a home being remodeled in the 100 block of Bering Street.

• Shots were reported fired about 7:47 p.m. in the Zollingers Hill area.

Police made the following arrests Wednesday:

• Michael Dale Rogers, 36, 3365 U.S. 61 South Lot 19, was arrested about 5:15 p.m. in the 3300 block of U.S. 61 South on charges of harassing telephone calls and simple assault. He was also served with three warrants.

• Warrants were served on Larry Donald Gray, 59, 25 Whippoorwill Road.

• Jeffrey Carl Clark, 49, 320 Hall Road, was arrested about 12:20 p.m. at the Vicksburg Police Department on a charge of contempt of court.

• Joseph Lemarta Johnson, 20, 210 Meadow Drive, was arrested about 1:02 p.m. at the intersection of Mission 66 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on a charge of contempt of court.

• Tabitha Rena Tate, 39, 104 Kelly Circle, was arrested about 6:06 p.m. at the police department on three counts of contempt of court.

• Jason Antonio Shelton, 36, 2604 Togo St., was arrested about 10:11 p.m. in two counts of contempt of court. He was also served with a warrant.

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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