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Two women dead in two separate incidents in Claiborne County

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Darion Hill. Wanted for murder by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office

It was a day Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis never thought he would experience, and it happened a week before he is scheduled to retire.

Davis was  solemn as he spoke about two women who have died in Claiborne County in two separate incidents.

“I’ve been doing this 46 years,” he said, “46 years, and I’ve never had a day like today.”

At around 6 a.m. today, firefighters were called to a burning vehicle on Regan Island Road near Utica. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered a body in the vehicle. The woman, identified as  Sandra Cook, 57, was sent to the state crime lab to see if a cause of death beyond the fire can be determined. The State Fire Marshall’s office is involved in the investigation.

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In another incident, this afternoon a body was found on the side of  Willow Road near the Willow Road Bridge. The sheriff said that body is Quawanda Hicks, missing since Dec. 19. She was last seen with Darion Hill. Hicks body had multiple gunshot wounds, Davis said.

Darion Hill is now wanted for murder.

Quawanda Hicks and Darion Hill disappeared Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

“He seems to be on the run. He can turn himself in and tell us what happened.” Davis said. “We will not rest until we get him.”

Sheriff Davis retires from his job in 8 days after 46 years of service to the community.

 

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BREAKING: One person shot in Kings community

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The scene of a shooting in the Kings community. (photo by David Day)

Vicksburg Police and other first responders are on the scene of a shooting where a 19-year old male has been apparently been shot.

A call of shots fired on North Washington Street in the Kings community in Vicksburg came in at about 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

One person, a 19-year-old male, has apparently been shot in the buttocks. The wound is not life-threatening.

Police are searching for the shooter and have the area cordoned off. Please avoid the area if possible.

Vicksburg Daily News is on the scene. Watch our live streaming video on our Facebook page.

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Vicksburg PD brings four individuals to court for initial appearances Friday

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Left to right: William Mayberry, Jacorvin Taylor, Walter Lee Hardy and Joshua Moore. (photos from the Vicksburg PD)

The Vicksburg Police Department brought four individuals into Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday on charges ranging from possession of controlled substances to the theft of a firearm.

Judge Angela Carpenter presided over the initial court appearances and set bonds in each of the cases.

William Mayberry, 43, of Vicksburg, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 15 at his residence by officers of the Vicksburg Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team. He was charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of heroin, and one count of sale of methamphetamine. Carpenter bound Mayberry over to the Warren County Grand Jury on a $75,000.00 bond.

Jacorvin Taylor, 29, of Shreveport, La., was arrested for felony shoplifting on Thursday, Jan. 16. His arrest is the result of an investigation into the theft of over $9,000 of merchandise from Dillard’s which occurred on Jan. 15, 2019. Carpenter bound Taylor over to the Warren County Grand Jury on a $30,000.00 bond.

Walter Lee Hardy, 19, of Vicksburg, was taken into custody on Thursday, Jan. 16, charged with one count of possession of a stolen firearm. Carpenter bound Hardy over to the Warren County Grand Jury on a $2,500 bond.

Joshua Moore, 28, of Vicksburg, turned himself in on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine on Friday, Jan. 17. Carpenter bound Moore over to the Warren County Grand Jury on a $5,000 bond.

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department responded to the following incidents on Thursday, Jan. 16:

Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Churchill Drive at 8:30 p.m. in reference to a residential burglary. The resident stated a white gold seven-cluster ring, an Echo Dot smart speaker and a Michael Kors purse were missing.

At 10:58 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Mundy Street in reference to shots fired. They found no evidence of shots being fired.

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

 

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One Covington County Jail escapee captured; two still at large

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Dylan Parr has been captured. (photo from the Covington County Sheriff's Office)

Officers have captured one of three inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail through a skylight on Wednesday.

Around 10 a.m. Friday, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook that Dillon Parr was arrested in the Hot Coffee, Miss., area “just moments ago.”

Alexander Knight

Christopher Love

A second escapee, Alexander Knight, was spotted Thursday around 5 p.m., “possibly heading toward Seminary,” another Facebook post stated. Knight was reportedly wearing a red plaid shirt with gray hoodie and khaki pants.

Christopher Love, the third escapee, also remains at large.

Authorities do not believe Knight and Love are armed or dangerous.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Knight or Love, please call the Covington County Sheriff’s Office at 601-765-8281.

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