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Just after 2 a.m. Friday, Vicksburg police radio traffic indicated one person had been taken into custody at Jacques’, 1306 Washington St., after a brief foot pursuit.

Lt. Jeff Meritt advised Vicksburg Warren 911 that the front door to the establishment was locked but people were using a side entrance, and there were at least a dozen people inside the business. The individual that ran from Meritt and Investigator Donnie Heggins threw keys and narcotics down during the course of the pursuit.

Multiple officers responded to the establishment. Deputy Chief Penny Jones cited the establishment for violation of the city’s ordinance requiring bars to close at midnight. One person was booked on narcotics charges and will be arraigned later today in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

Owner Operator Jay Parmegiani was not on scene at the time of the incident, as radio traffic indicated he was notified by phone at the request of the watch commander.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore confirmed these events to the Vicksburg Daily News and said information on the arrest would be forthcoming.

This is the second weekend of Vicksburg’s Crime Task Force being on duty with as many as a dozen officers along with a watch commander and deputy chief responding to calls for service and taking additional steps to combat crime in the River City.

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