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Vicksburg Police investigating shots fired into a residence on Martha Street Tuesday

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Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department responded to a call of shots fired into an occupied dwelling Tuesday morning.

A resident in the 1700 block of Martha Street reported that someone shot into her home on Jan. 7 at around 4 a.m. while five people were inside the house.

Officers found holes in the side of the house and shell casings in the front yard.

This incident is under investigation.

Officers also responded to the following calls Tuesday:

  • At 7:47 a.m. officers responded to 2224 South Frontage Road in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim reported someone stole a 2004 Ford F-150. Police recovered the truck Wednesday at Merit Health River Region, 2100 U.S. Highway 61 North.
  • Tuesday at 11:36 a.m., a complainant entered the police station to report an auto burglary that occurred in the 700 block of Santa Rosa Drive. The complainant stated someone entered her 2006 Mazda 626 and stole a driver’s license, a social security card and a debit card. The vehicle had been left unlocked.
  • Officers responded to a shots-fired call at 6:58 p.m. in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive. Officers found no evidence of suspicious activity or of shots fired.

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

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High speed chase ends in fiery crash

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(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 indicate 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, Bojara O’Quinn of Claiborne County, 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, reportedly a rental with Illinois plates, burst into flames. The crash occurred right at 5:30 p.m.

O’Quinn is in custody and received minor injuries in the crash. 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’Quinn’s capture.

Bojara O’Quinn (photo by David Day)

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

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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.

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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 is being held without bond until her initial appearance, which is taking place Saturday.

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested

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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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