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BREAKING: Third Parchman escapee back in custody

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Deaunte Lewis

UPDATE:

Lewis is in custody.

We have received conflicting reports about this incident and will continue to update the story.

Original story:

A third inmate escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this morning, and he is from Vicksburg.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirmed that Deaunte Lewis, 33, has escaped and may be in the company of two other escapees, the Delta News is reporting.

Lewis was convicted of manslaughter in Warren County in 2010 and was serving a 20-year sentence.

Earlier today, MDOC reported that David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered to be missing around 1:45 a.m., Jan. 4.

It is not clear why Lewis’ escape was not reported at the same time.

The escapes cap a week of chaos and violence at Mississippi prisons, with five inmates killed and numerous others injured.

If you have any information on the escapees whereabouts, please call 662-745-6611 or dial 911.

David May and Dillion Williams (photos from MDOC)

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Vicksburg PD busts a man after he calls to say someone shot into his house; incident report

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Darren Mazie (Photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg Police officers arrested a man Saturday for possession of drugs and a gun after he called to say someone had shot into his house.

Officers arrested Darren Mazie, 34, of 3062 Wisconsin Ave., who had reported that his residence had been shot into around 3:30 a.m. March 28. While looking for bullets inside the house, officers saw bags containing over 100 grams of marijuana. He was also in possession of a loaded handgun.

Mazie has been charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Other reported incidents for Friday March 27 through Sunday, March 29:

Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Hillside Drive in for an auto burglary on Sunday, March 29, at 3:53 p.m. The victim stated that someone went into her glove box and stole her 9mm Taurus handgun. The vehicle had been left unlocked the previous night.

Vicksburg Police officers responded to three shots fired calls. They found no evidence of shots fired at any of the scenes.

  • Friday at 11:27 p.m., officers responded to the area of Second and National streets.
  • Sunday, at 1:48 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
  • Sunday at 9:12 p.m., officers responded to the area of Cherry Street at East Avenue.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Curfew violations lead to two arrests in Vicksburg

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Kevin Wilson and Franklin Barrett (Photos courtesy VPD)

Curfew violations led Vicksburg Police officers to make two arrests in separate incidents unrelated to the city’s curfew.

Just after midnight on Thursday, March 26, police arrested Kevin Wilson, 37, of Vicksburg, on Halls Ferry Road. Wilson was found to have an active warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections and was in possession of a handgun at the time.

In a second incident, officers stopped a vehicle on North Frontage Road for a curfew violation on Friday, March 27, at 4:13 a.m. The driver, Franklin Barrett, 53, of Crystal Springs, Miss., was in possession of methamphetamine.

Wilson and Barrett both appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, March 27.

Wilson was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Carpenter set his bond at $30,000.

Barrett was charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $40,000.

Both suspects were bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

In an unrelated incident, Vicksburg Police officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Evergreen Drive in reference to an auto burglary on Thursday, March 26, at 9:58 a.m. The victim stated that someone went into the center console of a unlocked 2009 Nissan Maxima, stealing $80 as well as the owner’s manual from the glove compartment.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Missing Vicksburg woman reported safe

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Jimmie Michelle Chapman has been located and is safe.

Original story:

The Vicksburg Police Department is reporting a missing woman.

Jimmie Michelle Chapman has not been seen since March 22. She was reported missing on Wednesday, March 25, at around 5 p.m.

Chapman is a white female, 44 years old, with black hair and blue eyes. She weighs approximately 120 to 150 pounds and is 5 feet tall.

Her last known address is 1905 Baldwin Ferry Road in Vicksburg, and she was last seen in the Clay Street area.

Chapman does not have any known disabilities or illness.

If you have any information about Jimmie Michelle Chapman, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

The Vicksburg Police also reported the following incidents for Wednesday, March 25.

Officers responded to the Storehouse Food Pantry, 629 Cherry St., regarding a commercial burglary at 9:56 a.m. The complainant reported three cases of hotdogs, various meats, three cases of tuna and a pull cart were missing.

At 10:32 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Drummond, Harris, Dewitt and Cherry streets. They checked the area and found no evidence of shots fired.

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