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Vicksburg police investigating Friday shooting spree

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Warren County Supervisor Shawn Jackson's county vehicle was damaged in the shooting spree Friday morning (photo by Thomas Parker).

Owners of homes and businesses along Washington Street woke up to property damage Friday morning.

Just after 1 a.m., Vicksburg Warren 911 began to receive calls of shots being fired in the area of Speed and Washington streets. Arriving officers found several store front windows shattered and recovered several shell casings.

Two subjects later reported that the occupants of a tan colored car near that intersection had shot into their vehicle. Neither of the occupants was injured, but their vehicle sustained damage to the trunk and passenger side rear door and panel.

Other vehicles parked along the street were also struck by bullets. District 3 Supervisor Shawn Jackson’s county vehicle was struck while parked in front of her home near Fairground and Washington streets, and the rear glass was shattered.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore says investigators have not identified a suspect at this time but are following leads and reviewing camera footage from the general area.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

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Vicksburg police make a drug bust after brief pursuit

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James Morris (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Tuesday on drug charges after a brief pursuit.

James Morris, 30, of Vicksburg was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on U.S. Highway 80 just outside the city limits. The officers found that Morris was in possession of crack cocaine.

Charged with one count of possession of cocaine, Morris appeared Tuesday before Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court for his arraignment. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

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Williams arrested for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall

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Felix Williams (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg, for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall.

For a break-in Sunday, Oct. 11, into the mall and Jordan’s, Williams was charged with two counts of business burglary. Williams was also charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny for the Oct. 2 burglary at the Sports Addition.

Monday, Oct. 12, Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Williams bond at $400,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Felon arrested for firearm possession after brief chase

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Marquette McCroy (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer arrested Marquette McCroy, 38, of Vicksburg after a brief chase Sunday.

McCroy failed to stop the vehicle he was driving and led the officer on a brief chase. After he stopped, the officer found that he was in possession of a handgun. He arrested McCroy shortly after midnight Sunday and charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon.

McCroy appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Sunday, where she gave him a $75,000 bond and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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