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One of three teenage escapees back in custody at Oakley juvenile detention center

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The 16-year-old escapee is back in custody and the stolen black Honda Accord has been recovered, reports WLBT. He was taken down by K-9 Ringo in Richland, Mississippi, after he committed an armed robbery.

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Three young men escaped from the Oakley Youth Development Center (formerly the Oakley Training School) near Raymond, Mississippi, last night.

The teenagers escaped together around 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

Isaiah Rowell, 18, and two unidentified males, aged 15 and 16, escaped the juvenile detention center on foot wearing blue T-shirts, khaki pants and black shoes. Rowell and one of the other escapees are white, and the other is black.

The young men may have stolen a 2016 Honda Accord (license plate HZB 933) around 11 p.m. in Raymond. A small-caliber pistol was in the car when it was stolen.

Reportedly, the three escapees may have been seen in Grenada around 3 a.m. Monday.

If you have any information about the escapees, please call the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-974-2900.

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested

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(Photo source: WAPT)

Gregory Goldman, 52, was arrested Sunday in Madison County for aggravated domestic violence, WAPT reports.

Goldman, who frequently provides sign language interpretation for Gov. Tate Reeves during his news conferences, has also signed for Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during major press events.

Goldman is employed by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

There are few details available about the allegations that led to his arrest. Goldman was released on $1,000 bond Monday.

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Shooting reported on Grove Street in Vicksburg

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One of the two vehicles apparently hit in Friday's shooting. (photo by David Day)

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The Vicksburg Police Department does not have the shooting suspect in custody.

In a statement released around 6:50 p.m. Friday, VPD states that Akeyah Daniels, a 26-year-old female, shot twice at a male subject who was in the parking lot. No one was injured in the incident, but a Nissan Altima parked in the lot was struck by one bullet in the right front fender.

Daniels is being sought by Vicksburg Police for one count of drive-by shooting.

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An argument, apparently over a parking spot, turned into a shooting Friday in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg police and Warren County deputies responded to the 2200 block of Grove Street to the apartments near Cross Street around 3:30 p.m. Friday initially on a report of a loud argument.

No one was injured, but police are continuing to investigate the incident. One vehicle shows evidence of being shot.

Police have taken one person into custody that may have a connection with the incident, and they confiscated two weapons.

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Thanksgiving homicide victim identified

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Photo by David Day

Shots rang out over Vicksburg Thursday night, killing one man and injuring at least two others.

Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess has identified the deceased victim as Joshua Coffee, 28, of Demby Street in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore identified the two injured men as Michael Jones, 29, and Kameron Reed, 27.

The shooting is under investigation by the Vicksburg Police, however according to Chief Moore, suspects have not yet been identified.

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