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Man arrested in Friday burglary

A Vicksburg man faces a residential burglary charge in the reported break-in of a home on Friday.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Grady C. Bishop, 27, was being held without bail in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance in Justice Court. He said Bishop also faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a misdemeanor false pretense charge.

He also has a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

The burglary charge involves the break-in of a home in the 1700 block of Old Highway 27.

Pace said Bishop was spotted driving a Jeep Cherokee SUV on U.S. 80 by K-9 officer Dustin Keyes. Bishop headed east on U.S. 80 and turned into Pear Orchard Subdivision, where Keyes stopped him in the rear of the subdivision and took him into custody.

During the arrest, Keyes saw several items in the car that were possibly taken in the burglary, including a 12-gauge shotgun, in plain sight. While Bishop was being booked into jail, deputies found he had an item reported taken in the burglary.

Pace said deputies have since recovered other items reported taken in the break-in. He said the case remains under investigation and believes more items will be recovered.


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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