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Suspect in Vicksburg triple shooting has turned himself in

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Anthony Qualls

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Anthony Qualls turned himself in around 3 p.m. Monday, according to Warren County Sherriff Martin Pace.

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office issued three active aggravated assault warrants for 19-year-old Anthony Qualls.

Qualls is wanted in connection with a triple shooting that occurred just after midnight Sunday in the China Grove community. Two men and one woman were shot at a bonfire. According to witnesses, the men, twin brothers, were both shot in the abdomen, and the woman was shot in the leg.

The men were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The woman remains at Merit Health River Region. Their conditions are not known.

If you have information on Qualls whereabouts, please contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761, or call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest, and you will remain anonymous.

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VPD reports a string of burglaries from Tuesday through Thursday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that several burglaries occurred this week from Tuesday through Thursday.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5:58 a.m. officers responded to 1601 North Frontage Road in reference to a residential burglary. The victim advised he discovered the lock on his trailer was broken and multiple power tools valued at $5,000 were missing.

Tuesday at 11 p.m., officers responded to Parts Supply, 2406 South Frontage Road, in reference to an auto burglary. The victim stated he saw a white male wearing a camo jacket run from the cab of his truck carrying his lunch box while the driver was making a delivery to the store.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, a victim came to the police department at 11:59 a.m. to report an auto burglary. The theft occurred on either Bridge Street or Evans Alley, sometime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. A Taurus 9-mm handgun was taken from the unlocked vehicle.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8:41 a.m. a victim came to the police department to report an auto burglary. A black, white and lime green Scott bicycle was stolen off the back of the victim’s 2017 Nissan Altima. The bicycle is valued at around $3,000.

Also on Thursday, officers responded to Tri-State Tires, 2209 Washington St., at 10:19 a.m. for a business burglary. The complainant stated one of the U-Haul transports valued at $9,000 was stolen Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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

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Vicksburg man arrested for statutory rape

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Carlos Tremaine Griffin (photo courtesy VPD)

Investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department arrested a man Friday on a statutory rape charge.

Carlos Tremaine Griffin, 35, of Vicksburg, was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. and is charged with one count of statutory rape in connection with an incident that occurred in October.

Griffin appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court later Friday. Lawson set his bond at $100,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Cornell Miles bond set at $2 million for murder charge

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Miles escorted to court by Sgt. Billings and Lt. Edwards (photo by Thomas Parker).

Cornell Miles made his initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court Tuesday afternoon. Miles is charged with first degree murder in the Friday night’s killing of A’Treio Markis Richards.

Miles made his court appearance in the courtroom of Judge Angela Carpenter who set his bond on the murder charge at $2 million. He was also charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Carpenter set his bond on that charge at $30,000. If Miles manages to post his bond, he must wear a GPS ankle monitor and adhere to a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew nightly.

Vicksburg police along with Warren County Sheriff’s officers arrested Miles Monday morning at his place of employment, Tyson Foods. Lt. Johnnie Edwards, Criminal Investigation Division commander, credited a Crime Stoppers tip for the information that led to the arrest.

Police also stated in a press release that this incident was the result of a fight that occurred at LD’s lounge Oct. 6. It is unclear if this is related to the homicide that occurred on the same night near the lounge.

Police said no further arrests are expected related to this particular case.

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