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Suspect charged with attempted armed carjacking

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Devonta Harris (Photo courtesy VPD)

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at 10:24 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Wisconsin Avenue and Fleur-de-Lis Drive after a subject called 911 to report that two black males had attempted to steal his truck at gunpoint. When the would-be victim tried to wrestle the handgun away from his assailant, both suspects fled on foot behind the Red Dot Self-Storage facility.

Patrol officers and investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department and deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to the scene and cordoned off the area as a K-9 deputy deployed his partner and began to track the suspects through the woods along with Vicksburg Police Department NET Team officers.

At 10:46 a.m., the two suspects were discovered behind Parkwood South Apartments. One suspect immediately surrendered while the other led officers in a brief foot pursuit before surrendering.

Vicksburg Police Department investigators have charged Devonta Harris, 17, of Vicksburg, with attempted armed carjacking. He will be held without bond until he appears in Vicksburg Municipal Court Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. His companion was released without being charged.

The Vicksburg Police Department wishes to thank the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in making the apprehension.

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Felon arrested for firearm possession after brief chase

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Marquette McCroy (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer arrested Marquette McCroy, 38, of Vicksburg after a brief chase Sunday.

McCroy failed to stop the vehicle he was driving and led the officer on a brief chase. After he stopped, the officer found that he was in possession of a handgun. He arrested McCroy shortly after midnight Sunday and charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon.

McCroy appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Sunday, where she gave him a $75,000 bond and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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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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