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Armed standoff on I-20 Wednesday night ends without a shot

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Landon Fleming (Photo courtesy Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)

After hours of high drama that included a high-speed chase and an armed standoff, Louisiana authorities booked Landon Mitchell Fleming, 38, into jail.

The incident started in Monroe, La., around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, when Monroe, La., police got a call that Flemming was following a former girlfriend and pointing a gun at himself, reports KNOE.

Officers located Flemming in his vehicle, but he sped off, ran a red light and got on Interstate 20 heading east. An officer saw Flemming put a gun to his head while he was driving.

The Louisiana State Police joined the chase, which reached speeds of 120 mph and went through three parishes. It started in Ouachita, went through Richland Parish and ended in Madison when the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office set up a spike strip to stop the car.

Flemming’s vehicle hit the strip, and he stopped at Exit 171 in Tallulah, KNOE reports. There, he held off police for four hours by pointing a gun at his head.

Police stopped eastbound traffic on I-20 and diverted it around the scene.

The standoff ended around 10 p.m. with no shooting after a police negotiator was called in.

Flemming is being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center. He is charged with stalking, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Flemming posted this live video to his Facebook page around 10 a.m.Wednesday, in between several posts mentioning his former girlfriend.

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Handgun stolen in auto burglary

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A handgun was stolen in an auto burglary Monday in Vicksburg.

Monday, Nov. 30, at 10:34 a.m. officers took a report in reference to an auto burglary that occurred at 3133 Washington St.

The victim reported someone stole a SCCY 9-mm handgun from his 2000 GMC Sierra.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Shooting suspect turns herself in

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Devona Jackson (photo courtesy VPD)

The suspect in a Nov. 25 shooting turned herself in to Vicksburg police investigators Monday

Devona Jackson, 36, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle in connection with an altercation at the Smoke Break convenience store, 1217 Cherry St., on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Jackson was arraigned in the Vicksburg Municipal Court, where Judge Angela Carpenter set her bond at $15,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Chase suspect’s bond set at $50,000 for felony elude

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Bonjara O'Quinn (photo by David Day)

Bonjara O’Quinn, who led Vicksburg police on a chase that ended in Claiborne County Saturday, was arraigned in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday.

The chase, which began in Vicksburg with a domestic disturbance, ended when O’Quinn crashed his rental car attempting to make a turn. The car then burst into flames. Police were able to get O’Quinn out of the car safely, although he suffered some minor injuries when the air bags deployed.

O’Quinn, 28, of Maywood, Illinois, near Chicago, appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter charged with one count of felony elude. Carpenter set his bond at $50,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury. He was also charged with a number of misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident including domestic violence.

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