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Suspect captured during Monday manhunt identified

A manhunt Monday afternoon netted the arrest of one suspect connected to an auto burglary at USA Pawn on Warrenton Road.

Two other individuals connected to the auto burglary remain at large.

The Vicksburg Police Department announced the arrest of Emajjun Gibson, 18, of Hermanville, in connection to the theft of a rifle stolen from a truck at the pawn shop.

At 2:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Super 8 Hotel, 4127 I-20 Frontage Road, in reference to the earlier burglary. The victim reported a .243 rifle had been stolen from the truck and the suspects had been seen near the hotel.

Nearly an hour later, Gibson was seen and arrested at Circle K, 3060 Indiana Ave.

He has been charged with one count of auto burglary and is being held until he makes his initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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