Lincoln County Sheriff: 2 burglary suspects arrested, 2 more sought

Published 2:14 pm Thursday, April 4, 2024

Two Vicksburg teenagers are in custody in Lincoln County after some burglaries early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Steve Rushing said a 9-1-1 call was received at approximately 4 a.m. about a possible burglary in progress at the shed of a home on Jackson-Liberty Drive. The caller also reported a white pickup truck in the driveway.

As deputies responded, they met a truck fitting the description and began pursuit. The vehicle wrecked at the intersection of Jackson-Liberty and Zetus Road, and a subject ran from the scene.

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Another homeowner reported a burglary and believed there were two or three additional people involved, and still in the area.

Rushing said two individuals were apprehended — two 16-year-olds from the Vicksburg area — and the search continues for possibly two others.

“We’re unsure if they are still in the area, and we are looking for them,” he said.

The two teens arrested have been very uncooperative, the sheriff said, and will transferred to a juvenile holding facility.

“While searching the vehicle, officers located firearms which were traced back to a residence that had three vehicles broken into last night,” Rushing said.

Sheriff Rushing said two other arrests were also made in connection to the burglaries — two subjects were attempting to pick up the suspects, and were arrested on other pending charges.

The investigation is ongoing.