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Crime reports: Officers arrest one for a stolen firearm and respond to church burglary

A Vicksburg man faces a felony firearms charge after a traffic stop late Sunday.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 1000 block of Stadium Drive observed a dark-colored Honda leaving the area. 

Officers stopped the vehicle and as they made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana. A resulting search of the vehicle revealed a Springfield .45 caliber pistol that had been reported stolen from an address on Cain Ridge Road on Aug. 3.

Jeremy Johnson was taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

During his initial court appearance Monday, Johnson received a $75,000 bond from Judge Angela Carpenter who bound Johnson’s case over to the grand jury.

In other reports:

  • On Friday, at 10:45 a.m., officers responded to Plaza Self-Storage, 3207 Plaza Drive, in reference to a burglary. The victim reported someone cut the lock off his storage unit, stealing an Echo chainsaw valued at $500 and an Echo trimmer valued at $350.
  • On Saturday, at 6:34 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of 1117 Clay Street noticed the door of Mt. Heroden Baptist Church had been kicked in. A church official reported that the church’s public address system was missing.

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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