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Vicksburg Police make two felony drug arrests, report a theft and a burglary



Appiph Perkins and Hewitt Mitchell (Photos courtesy VPD)

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department made two felony drug arrests on Thursday, April 30.

Cocaine, cash and firearm confiscated from Perkins. (Photo courtesy VPD)

As a result of an on-going narcotics investigation, officers with the Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Appiph Perkins, 37, of Vicksburg. At the time of his arrest, Perkins was in possession of approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, a stolen 9 mm handgun and $3,365 in cash.

Perkins was out on bond for previous charges of aggravated assault and robbery.

He appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, May 1, before Judge Angela Carpenter on charges of sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. She set his bond at $195,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury

At 11:31 p.m., police officers made a traffic stop on Clay Street for curfew violation. A search of the vehicle revealed a felony amount of marijuana. The officers arrested Hewitt Mitchell, 20, of Vicksburg, on one count of felony possession of marijuana.

Mitchell also appeared before Judge Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court in Friday. She set his bond at $40,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

In other reported incidents for Thursday:

At 12:07 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Confederate Avenue about a theft. The victim reported someone stole his 3-month-old Pit Bull valued at $350.

At 8:48 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Chambers Street about an auto burglary. The complainant stated someone entered a Honda Accord and stole a purse containing a social security card, a driver’s license and a debit card. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

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


High speed chase ends in fiery crash



(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 indicated 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, Bonjara O’Quin of Chicago, 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, a rented 2021 Nissan Rogue with Illinois plates, burst into flames. The crash occurred right at 5:30 p.m.

O’Quin is in custody and received minor injuries in the crash. He was treated and released from Merit Health River Region. He has been charged with domestic violence and felon elude. 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’Quin’s capture.

Bonjara O’Quin (photo by David Day)

This story has been updated to include the correct spelling of the suspect’s name and where he is from in addition to a few other details.

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



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.

Original story:

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

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested



(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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