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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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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested

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(Photo source: WAPT)

Gregory Goldman, 52, was arrested Sunday in Madison County for aggravated domestic violence, WAPT reports.

Goldman, who frequently provides sign language interpretation for Gov. Tate Reeves during his news conferences, has also signed for Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during major press events.

Goldman is employed by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

There are few details available about the allegations that led to his arrest. Goldman was released on $1,000 bond Monday.

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Shooting reported on Grove Street in Vicksburg

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One of the two vehicles apparently hit in Friday's shooting. (photo by David Day)

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The Vicksburg Police Department does not have the shooting suspect in custody.

In a statement released around 6:50 p.m. Friday, VPD states that Akeyah Daniels, a 26-year-old female, shot twice at a male subject who was in the parking lot. No one was injured in the incident, but a Nissan Altima parked in the lot was struck by one bullet in the right front fender.

Daniels is being sought by Vicksburg Police for one count of drive-by shooting.

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An argument, apparently over a parking spot, turned into a shooting Friday in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg police and Warren County deputies responded to the 2200 block of Grove Street to the apartments near Cross Street around 3:30 p.m. Friday initially on a report of a loud argument.

No one was injured, but police are continuing to investigate the incident. One vehicle shows evidence of being shot.

Police have taken one person into custody that may have a connection with the incident, and they confiscated two weapons.

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Thanksgiving homicide victim identified

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Photo by David Day

Shots rang out over Vicksburg Thursday night, killing one man and injuring at least two others.

Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess has identified the deceased victim as Joshua Coffee, 28, of Demby Street in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore identified the two injured men as Michael Jones, 29, and Kameron Reed, 27.

The shooting is under investigation by the Vicksburg Police, however according to Chief Moore, suspects have not yet been identified.

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