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One of two Parchman escapees captured

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David Lee May before and after his capture. (photos from MDOC)

David Lee May has been captured.

May, 42, was serving a life sentence for two counts of aggravated assault in Harrison County. The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced he had escaped yesterday.

Dillion Williams remains at large.

He and another inmate, Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered to be missing around 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4.

Williams remains at large. He was serving 40 years for aggravated assault and burglary in Marshall County.

A third inmate, Deaunte Lewis, 33, was believed to have escaped. MDOC reported Lewis was accounted for hours after reporting his escape. It remains unclear as to the exact circumstances surrounding his change of status.

Since Sunday, Jan. 29, five inmates have been killed in Mississippi prisons, three of them at Parchman. Numerous other prisoners have been injured in the incidents.

MDOC acknowledged four of the killings are gang related.

If you have any information on Williams whereabouts, please call 662-745-6611.

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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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