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Crime reports: Vicksburg man faces one count of statutory rape

A report filed in October has resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg man and a statutory rape charge.

Friday, 35-year-old Carlos Tremaine Griffin, of Vicksburg, was taken into custody at the Vicksburg Police Department and charged with one count of statutory rape. The victim is younger than 16 years old.

According to officials, the victim came forward in October, which led to the investigation and ultimate arrest.

During his initial court appearance Friday, Griffin received a $100,000 bond from Judge Penny Lawson, who also bound Griffin’s case over to the grand jury.

In other reports:

• On Tuesday, at 5:58 a.m., officers responded to 1601 North Frontage Road in reference to a theft. The victim advised he discovered the lock on his trailer was broken and multiple power tools valued at $5,000 were missing.

• On Tuesday, at 11 a.m., officers responded to Parts Supply, 2406 South Frontage Road, in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported he saw a white male wearing a camo jacket run from the cab of his truck carrying his lunch box while the driver was making a delivery to the store.

• On Wednesday, at 11:59 a.m., a victim came to the police department to report an auto burglary.  The theft occurred on either Bridge Street or Evans Alley, sometime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. A Taurus 9mm handgun was taken from the unlocked vehicle.

• On Thursday, at 8:41 a.m., a victim came to the police department to report a theft. A black, white and lime green Scott bicycle was stolen off the back of the victim’s 2017 Nissan Altima.

• On Thursday, at 10:19 a.m., officers responded to Tri-State Tires, 2209 Washington St., for a theft. The complainant reported one of the U-Haul transports, valued at $9,000, was stolen on Tuesday.

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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