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Vicksburg PD incident reports include a shooting, armed robbery, and home and auto burglaries



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The Vicksburg Police Department responded to Merit Health River Region in reference to a shooting on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:57 p.m.

The victim said that the shooting occurred in the vicinity of Cherry and China streets and that someone shot him in the left foot.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3:20 a.m., VPD officers responded to an armed robbery at Taco Bell, 3416 Pemberton Square Blvd.

The victim stated that an unknown black male pointed a gun at him and demanded his property.

These incidents are under investigation.

Officers took a suspect into custody for auto burglary this morning. They responded to Precious Moments Learning Center, 1411 Cherry Street, for an auto burglary in progress on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 9:58 a.m. (Also see our live Facebook video interview with Chief Milton Moore.)

The suspect, a juvenile, was chased by officers on foot for several minutes before being taken into custody. He was transported to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police have reason to believe that the suspect has been involved in several auto burglaries in the area, many of which have been from unlocked vehicles.

Vicksburg police responded to three incidents of auto burglaries since Monday.

  • On Monday, Feb.17, at 10:59 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle where the victim stated that someone entered her 2005 Buick Terraza and stole $740. There was no evidence of forced entry to the vehicle.
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 9:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Vicklan Street where the victim stated that someone stole a pair of booster cables and five CDs from a 2008 Dodge Charger. The vehicle had been left unlocked.
  • Also on Tuesday, at 11:06 a.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of Avenue D where the victim stated that someone entered a 2019 Ford Edge and stole $5 in change.

Vicksburg Police responded to three incidents of residential burglaries / grand larceny on Friday and Saturday of last week.

  • On Friday, Feb. 14 at 1:0 p.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Hutson Street where the complainant reported someone stole his 2012 Polaris Sportsman XP ATV.
  • Friday at 4:46 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Skyview Lane where the victim said someone stole two female Blue Pit Bulldogs from his yard.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:58 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Lake Hill Drive where the resident stated that someone broke into her home and stole a 40-inch and a 65-inch flat-screen TV and a Roku TV.

Police officers responded to three calls of shots fired on Monday and Tuesday. They found no signs of suspicious activity or shots fired at any of the locations.

  • Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:27 p.m. officers responded to the area of Military Avenue and Togo Street.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 1:42 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Redbone Road.
  • Tuesday at 4:15 p.m., officers responded to Azalea Lane.

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


High speed chase ends in fiery crash



(photo by David Day)

A high-speed chase Saturday evening that began near the Waffle House in Vicksburg has ended in a crash in Claiborne County and a vehicle in flames.

First reports indicated the incident began around 5:10 p.m. as an argument at the Waffle House at 4100 Pemberton Square Blvd. A man and woman left the scene and stopped at a Shell gas station on U.S. Highway 61 South where the man pulled the woman, who is pregnant, out of the vehicle by her hair.

The man, Bonjara O’Quin of Chicago, then fled, leading Vicksburg police officer Michael Battle on a high-speed chase south on 61 South. The chase exceeded 110 mph at times.

The chase ended just inside the Claiborne County line on Shiloh Road in a crash where the vehicle, a rented 2021 Nissan Rogue with Illinois plates, burst into flames. The crash occurred right at 5:30 p.m.

O’Quin is in custody and received minor injuries in the crash. He was treated and released from Merit Health River Region. He has been charged with domestic violence and felon elude. The woman involved received very minor injuries and is apparently safe.

Deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, and troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted in O’Quin’s capture.

Bonjara O’Quin (photo by David Day)

This story has been updated to include the correct spelling of the suspect’s name and where he is from in addition to a few other details.

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Woman in custody for Friday’s shooting over a parking space



UPDATE: Akeyah Daniels, 26, of Vicksburg, appeared before Judge Penny Lawson on Saturday in Vicksburg Municipal Court. Lawson set her bond at $50,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

Original story:

The woman is in custody in connection with a shooting that occurred Friday, allegedly over a parking space.

The shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday at an apartment building at 2230 Grove St. in Vicksburg.

Akeyah Daniels, 26, turned herself in to Vicksburg police officers at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. She was arrested at the police station.

Three men were also briefly detained and released in connection with the shooting, according to the Vicksburg police.

Daniels faces one count of drive-by shooting and is being held without bond until her initial appearance, which is taking place Saturday.

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested



(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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