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Missing Vicksburg woman reported safe

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Jimmie Michelle Chapman has been located and is safe.

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The Vicksburg Police Department is reporting a missing woman.

Jimmie Michelle Chapman has not been seen since March 22. She was reported missing on Wednesday, March 25, at around 5 p.m.

Chapman is a white female, 44 years old, with black hair and blue eyes. She weighs approximately 120 to 150 pounds and is 5 feet tall.

Her last known address is 1905 Baldwin Ferry Road in Vicksburg, and she was last seen in the Clay Street area.

Chapman does not have any known disabilities or illness.

If you have any information about Jimmie Michelle Chapman, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

The Vicksburg Police also reported the following incidents for Wednesday, March 25.

Officers responded to the Storehouse Food Pantry, 629 Cherry St., regarding a commercial burglary at 9:56 a.m. The complainant reported three cases of hotdogs, various meats, three cases of tuna and a pull cart were missing.

At 10:32 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Drummond, Harris, Dewitt and Cherry streets. They checked the area and found no evidence of shots fired.

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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 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

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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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