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Harris arrested for 2018 murder



Carlos Maurice Harris

Vicksburg Police have arrested a man for first degree murder.

Carlos Maurice Harris, 28, is charged in the Aug. 22, 2018, killing of his then-girlfriend Jasmine Nicole Adams, 25, at her home on Lake Hill Drive.

Nicole Adams and Carlos Harris.

At the time of the murder, Harris told police Adams had been shot by a home invader posing as a police officer. He and Adams’ children were inside the home at the time of the killing and were unharmed.

The Vicksburg Police Department has been focusing on unsolved homicides since Mayor and Police Commissioner George Flaggs Jr. restructured the department last month, according to a release. Several investigators were assigned to review all the evidence in the case, which led to Harris’ arrest.

In addition to the murder charge, Harris also faces charges for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Harris will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday, Nov. 15, around 10 a.m. before Judge Angela Carpenter. Until then, he is being held in the Madison County jail without bond.


BREAKING: Another shooting at Azalea Trace Apartments in Warren County



Update 8:50:

The stabbing is not related to the shooting. It apparently occurred in the city of Vicksburg.

Original story:

Another shooting occurred Tuesday around 8 p.m. at the Azalea Trace Apartments on Fisher Ferry Road in Warren County.

The information we have is that a 17-year-old male has been shot once in the ribs and has been transported to Merit Health River Region. Another male has been hospitalized with multiple lacerations in what appears to be the same incident. Apparently, the second man was not transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The incident happened in the same building as the shooting Saturday. It’s not known if the two incidents are connected.

This is a breaking story. The Vicksburg Daily News will provide more details as we get them.

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Vicksburg Police arrest shooting suspect; respond to theft, burglary and another shooting



William Taylor. Photo from the Vicksburg Police Department.

Vicksburg Police officers arrested William Taylor today, Dec. 10, 2019, on a warrant issued as a result of a Nov. 9 shooting on Letitia Street.

Taylor is charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

He will be housed in the Madison County Jail overnight and brought back on Wednesday, Dec. 11, for his arraignment.

The Vicksburg Police Department also reported the following incidents:

Grand Larceny: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the La Quinta Inn, 4160 South Frontage Road, for a report of a theft. The complainants reported someone stole their U-Haul trailer, which contained military equipment, a Datson vacuum, clothes, a safe, a 1-kilo bar of silver, a gold ring, and personal papers.

Business Burglary: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the YMCA, 267 YMCA Place, in reference to a theft. The complainant stated that someone broke into his office and stole his safety harness vest and safety rope.

Simple Assault by Firearm: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region, 2100 U.S. Highway 61 North, for a reported gunshot victim. The victim stated he had been shot in his right arm while walking on Military Avenue.

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

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Vicksburg police make a drug arrest, respond to auto theft and shots fired



Clarence Lee, 64, arrested for possession of cocaine.

The Vicksburg Police Department has provided the following incident reports for Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

On Friday, Dec. 6, Vicksburg Police officers arrested Clarence Lee, 64, of Vicksburg, at a traffic stop. He is charged with possession of cocaine and will appear before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court today, Monday, Dec. 9.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, officers responded to the Circle K convenience store at 4150 Washington St. for a reported auto theft. The complainant said that someone stole his 2017 Dodge Challenger from the gas pump.

Officers also responded to two reports of shots fired. In both cases, officers found no signs of suspicious activity or evidence of shots being fired.

The first call was on Friday, Dec. 6, in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive, and the second report was on Sunday, Dec 8, in the area of Ivy Circle and Springridge Drive.


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