Vicksburg man, woman charged with robbing 85-year-old man

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

From The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG —  A man and a woman face robbery charges in the Saturday night theft of money from an 85-year-old man.

Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said Shonda Lachella Anderson-Ellis and Johnny Earl Thomas are accused of assaulting the man in the 2900 block of Valley Street about 7:16 p.m. and taking an undisclosed amount of money.

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Both are being held without bail in the Issaquena County Corrections Facility pending an initial appearance Wednesday in Municipal Court.

According to police reports, the victim said a woman approached him and asked him for a dollar. As he went in his wallet to get the dollar, he said he was ambushed by a man who hit him and took his wallet.

The couple was located Tuesday around 1:36 p.m. in the area of Fairground and Oak Street and brought in for questioning. They were later arrested.