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Vicksburg police make two arrests in unrelated incidents; auto burglary reported

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Samuel Craig and Heather Blakely-Hearn (Photos courtesy VPD)

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department recently made two arrests in unrelated incidents.

Officers made contact with Samuel Craig, 36, of Vicksburg, who was out after curfew at the Circle K Convenience Store at 4150 Washington St. on Monday, March 31, at 11:28 p.m. Craig was in possession of a handgun. The officers arrested him and charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, Judge Angela Carpenter bound Craig over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

In the second incident, officers stopped a vehicle driving erratically on U.S. Highway 61 South on Wednesday, April 1. They arrested the driver, Heather Blakely-Hearn, 42, of Vicksburg, for possession of methamphetamine.

Hearn appeared before Judge Carpenter on Thursday, April 2, where she received a $50,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

In another reported incident, Officers responded to Loan Master at 4209 Clay St. in reference to an auto theft on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 9:28 a.m. The complainant stated that the business repossessed a red Mazda 6 and parked it at the business overnight. When they arrived at work that morning, the car was missing.

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

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Handgun stolen in auto burglary

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A handgun was stolen in an auto burglary Monday in Vicksburg.

Monday, Nov. 30, at 10:34 a.m. officers took a report in reference to an auto burglary that occurred at 3133 Washington St.

The victim reported someone stole a SCCY 9-mm handgun from his 2000 GMC Sierra.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Shooting suspect turns herself in

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Devona Jackson (photo courtesy VPD)

The suspect in a Nov. 25 shooting turned herself in to Vicksburg police investigators Monday.

Devona Jackson, 36, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle in connection with an altercation at the Smoke Break convenience store, 1217 Cherry St., on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Jackson was arraigned in the Vicksburg Municipal Court, where Judge Angela Carpenter set her bond at $15,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Chase suspect’s bond set at $50,000 for felony elude

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Bonjara O'Quinn (photo by David Day)

Bonjara O’Quinn, who led Vicksburg police on a chase that ended in Claiborne County Saturday, was arraigned in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday.

The chase, which began in Vicksburg with a domestic disturbance, ended when O’Quinn crashed his rental car attempting to make a turn. The car then burst into flames. Police were able to get O’Quinn out of the car safely, although he suffered some minor injuries when the air bags deployed.

O’Quinn, 28, of Maywood, Illinois, near Chicago, appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter charged with one count of felony elude. Carpenter set his bond at $50,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury. He was also charged with a number of misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident including domestic violence.

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