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VPD identifies perpetrator in pursuit leading to $45,000 drug bust

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Photo courtesy of Vicksburg Police Department

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Vicksburg police attempted to stop a red Chevrolet Impala driving recklessly near the intersection of Lane Street and Military Avenue. The driver, Christopher Galloway, 24, of Vicksburg, refused to stop and led officers on a chase from there to Interstate 20 eastbound in front of Tractor Supply. When his attempt to jump from the interstate onto South Frontage Road failed, and his car was disabled, Galloway jumped from the vehicle carrying a backpack. The brief foot pursuit ended when he was apprehended behind the commercial building on North Frontage Road beside the Wisconsin Avenue overpass.

Christopher Galloway (photo courtesy VPD)

The backpack Galloway carried had three gallon-sized baggies of high-grade marijuana, and seven identical bags were found in the trunk of his car, along with some smaller bags of marijuana. Also seized were 100 bags of edible marijuana candy, two digital scales and a Beretta 9-mm handgun. The total weight of the marijuana is eleven pounds, with a street value of $33,000 for the bagged drugs and $15,000 for the candy.

Galloway was arrested on charges of trafficking and felony eluding, in addition to misdemeanor warrants already on file. He will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday, Nov. 2.

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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.

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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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