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Vicksburg Police make two felony arrests; report burglaries and shots-fired incidents

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Mac McKinley Cox and Rory Warnock (Photos courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg Police made two felony arrests recently in unrelated cases.

Officers arrested Mac McKinley Cox, 24, of Vicksburg, on Tuesday, April 14, on charges of domestic violence, discharging a firearm in the city limits and curfew violation.

On Wednesday, police arrested Rory Warnock, 56, of Vicksburg, on one count of uttering a forgery from an incident that occurred in March 2019.

Cox and Warnock appeared in the Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday before Judge Penny Lawson. Lawson set Cox’s bond at $2,500, and Warnock received a $5,000 bond. Warnock was bound over to the Warren County grand jury.

In reported incidents for Monday, April 13:

Officers responded to two business burglaries:

  • At 7:34 a.m. officers responded to the Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place, due to a burglary of some storage units. Two generators, 300 feet of copper wire and a number of power tools were stolen.
  • At 9:14am officers responded to Tri-State Tire, 2209 Washington St., where the complainant stated that over the weekend, two U-Haul trailers were taken.

Officers responded to a residential burglary on Bellevue Street at 11:00 a.m. Monday. The victim reported someone had broken into his outside shed and took a Weed Eater and a gas-powered pole saw.

At 12:14 p.m. Monday, George Carr Motors, 2950 South Frontage Road, reported an attempted auto theft. The complainant reported someone had attempted to steal a white 1980 Chevrolet Corvette.

Vicksburg Police officer responded to four calls of shots fired on Monday:

  • At 10:26 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Mulvihill Street. They found no evidence of shots fired in the area.
  • At 6:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of First East and Adams Street. They noted no suspicious activity and found no evidence of shots being fired.
  • At 8:16 p.m., officers responded to Patton Street, where witnesses identified a suspect vehicle and the officers recovered three spent shell casings from the street.
  • At 8:22 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Meadow Street. An officer found a red Nissan Altima with several bullet holes in the passenger side of the vehicle and 15 shell casings on the ground near the vehicle.

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

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

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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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(Photo source: WAPT)

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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Shooting reported on Grove Street in Vicksburg

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One of the two vehicles apparently hit in Friday's shooting. (photo by David Day)

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The Vicksburg Police Department does not have the shooting suspect in custody.

In a statement released around 6:50 p.m. Friday, VPD states that Akeyah Daniels, a 26-year-old female, shot twice at a male subject who was in the parking lot. No one was injured in the incident, but a Nissan Altima parked in the lot was struck by one bullet in the right front fender.

Daniels is being sought by Vicksburg Police for one count of drive-by shooting.

Original story:

An argument, apparently over a parking spot, turned into a shooting Friday in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg police and Warren County deputies responded to the 2200 block of Grove Street to the apartments near Cross Street around 3:30 p.m. Friday initially on a report of a loud argument.

No one was injured, but police are continuing to investigate the incident. One vehicle shows evidence of being shot.

Police have taken one person into custody that may have a connection with the incident, and they confiscated two weapons.

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