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Man accused of shooting his grandmother denied bond

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Hunter Anderson escorted to his arraignment by Sgt. Woods and Deputy Culvertson (photo by David Day).

The suspect accused of shooting his grandmother Friday morning in Warren County was denied bond in Warren County Justice Court.

Hunter Anderson, 25, appeared before judge Jeff Crevitt on a charge of attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is also on probation on a burglary charge from 2016. Anderson’s case will be heard by the next term of the Warren County grand jury.

Anderson was taken into custody by officers with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office about 9 a.m., 30 minutes after they arrived on the scene at 9774 U.S. Highway 61 South. The shotgun allegedly used in the shooting was also found on the property.

Anderson’s grandmother, 71, had been shot in the abdomen and was rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Her name has not been released, and her condition is not clear. Her wound was life-threatening.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story with additional information as we get it.

 

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Two Vicksburg men arrested for possession of a stolen handgun

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Cordell Flowers and Tyree Craft (photos courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers made two arrests for a stolen handgun during a routine traffic stop Friday.

At 9:44 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, officers stopped a silver 2007 Nissan Altima on Indiana Avenue for driving without headlights. When an officer approached, he saw a MAC-11 handgun and an AK-47 rifle on the rear floorboard. The MAC-11 had been reported stolen and both men in the vehicle were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm.

Cordell Flowers, 20, and Tyrese Craft, 20, both of Vicksburg, appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Saturday, Oct. 10. Both received $15,000 bonds and were bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Tallulah homicide suspect in custody

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Eddie Lee Jr. (photo courtesy MPSO)

The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into a Sunday afternoon homicide.

Deputies responded to a shooting at the Wyche Apartments at 218 Thomas St. in Tallulah, Louisiana, just after 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Public Information Officer Deputy Brandon Wilcher. One man was transported to the Madison Parish Hospital emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound. The man later died of his injuries.

Deputies arrested Eddie Lee Jr., 21, of Texas City, Texas, at around 10 p.m., charging him with second degree murder. He has been denied bond. Authorities are withholding the victim’s identity pending notification of family.

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Blackburn Motors hit by car thieves

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Blackburn Motors, 2135 North Frontage Road, was the scene of a business burglary and auto theft Monday around 7 a.m.

Vicksburg police have issued a regional be-on-the-lookout alert for a 2020 black Dodge Challenger that was driven off the showroom floor through a door. Witnesses reported that the vehicle fled eastbound on Interstate 20. It was later reported that the vehicle was spotted near Flowers.

A 2020 blue Dodge Ram pickup truck and a gray 2011 Dodge Charger were also stolen.

Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

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