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Vicksburg Police make drug arrest with FBI agents; respond to armed robbery and burglaries



Mose Hearron Jr. Photo courtesy Vicksburg Police Department.

On the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, members of the Vicksburg Police Department Narcotics/Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division, along with agents of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, served a search warrant at 353 Grange Hall Road, Lot 15, as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Investigators recovered approximately 1/2 pound of high-grade marijuana, digital scales, a semi-automatic weapon and $640 in cash.

A second search warrant led to the discovery of a second firearm.

Officers arrested Mose Hearron Jr., 38, charging him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen firearm, and two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

Hearron had an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court before Judge Penny Lawson on Wednesday, who set his bond at $55,000.  He was transported to the Warren County Jail pending a Grand Jury hearing.

Other crimes reported for Dec. 4, 2019

Armed Robbery with a Firearm
Officers responded to the Dollar General store at 4000 U.S. Highway 61 South in reference to an armed robbery. The two suspects robbed the cashiers at gunpoint, and stole approximately $100 cash from the register.

Officers responded to 276 YMCA Place in reference to a burglary. The complainant stated that a Dewalt Power Wrench and a Dewalt Power Drill, valued at $300 each, were missing.

Auto Burglary
Officers responded to the Circle K at 3400 Halls Ferry Road in reference to an auto burglary. The complainant reported someone stole his Igloo lunchbox and $175 cash from his 2018 Dodge Journey.

Residential Burglary
A resident flagged down a Vicksburg Police officer in reference to a burglary in the 2400 block of East Main Street. The complainant said someone broke into his home and stole a Colman generator, two Stihl chain saws, a Stihl pole saw, a Stihl weed eater, a Cub Cadet weed eater, three Porter nail guns, a Stihl backpack blower and an air compressor. Total estimated value of the stolen items is $2,450.

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


BREAKING: One person shot in Kings community



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



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



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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