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Vicksburg PD reports a shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, theft from a business, shots fired and aggravated assault calls

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The Vicksburg Police Department reported the following incidents for Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 22.

On Tuesday at 9:02 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Railroad Alley on a call for a vehicle that had been shot into. The complainant reported that they had found a bullet hole in the rear passenger side door of their 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Tuesday at 3:38 p.m., officers responded to Divine Donuts, 1405 Clay Street, for a report of a theft. The complainant stated that two juvenile males stole a donation jar from the counter of the restaurant. Officers located the offenders and returned the stolen money.

Tuesday at 11:08 p.m., officers responded to the area of Clark Street and Patton Street in reference to shots fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of shots being fired.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Meadowvale Drive for a report of an aggravated assault. The victim had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment. This case is still under investigation.

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

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Vicksburg PD arrests woman for possession of methamphetamine

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Charlotte Coulter-Hull

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department arrested a woman on drug charges yesterday.

During a traffic stop near Interstate 20 and Clay Street on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Charlotte Coulter-Hull, 50, of Oak Ridge Road was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Hull is scheduled to appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, Feb. 28.

Also on Wednesday, officers responded to a shots-fired call in the area of Indiana Avenue and North Frontage Road around 3 p.m. Officers found no evidence of shots fired.

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Statutory rape trial of former Warren County pastor begins Monday

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Troy Anthony Piccaluga

The trial of a former pastor of two Warren County churches is set to begin Monday, March 2, in Warren County Circuit Court.

Troy Anthony Piccaluga, 50, is charged with two counts of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery. The two female victims in the case were between the ages of 14 and 16. An initial report filed by one victim’s parents led to the second victim.

Piccaluga was arrested in March 2018, and the alleged incidents took place from January to March of that year. At the time of his arrest, Piccaluga was Pastor of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church and Redwood United Methodist Church.

The trial is expected to take several days.

A separate civil action was filled in Warren County Circuit Court in recent days.

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Five teenagers charged with capital murder in Biloxi teen’s death

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Arrested, left to right: Willow Blackmon, 15, Yakeshia Blackmon, 17, Jarvis Cook, 17, Jasmine Kelley, 15, and Jaquez Porter, 17.

Biloxi Police have arrested five teenagers in the shooting death of a 16-year-old.

Officers were called to a home for a medical emergency Monday, Feb. 24 around 2 p.m. They found Madison Harris, 16, had been shot and was unresponsive. She was taken to the hospital where she later died of her wounds, reports WJTV.

Madison Harris (source: WLOX)

Police determined that Harris had been shot during an attempted robbery. The home’s Ring Doorbell app captured the suspects entering and leaving.

Arrested in connection with the shooting were Willow Blackmon, 15, Yakeshia Blackmon, 17, Jarvis Cook, 17, Jasmine Kelley, 15, and Jaquez Porter, 17.

Reportedly, Harris knew the suspects and considered some of them friends.  All five have been charged as adults with capital murder.

Cook is being held without bond as he was out on bond in a separate incident. The other four are being held on bonds of $1 million each.

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