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VPD report for Nov. 5: Pot bust, wanted man and grand larceny

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Police seized nearly six pounds of marijuana.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, officers of the Vicksburg Police Department, along with United States Marshals, executed a warrant on a residence in the 2500 block of Ken Karyl Avenue.

Adrian Dale Smith Jr. arrested for marijuana possession with intent to distribute

Inside the house the officers discovered approximately six pounds of Marijuana.

Later that day, Adrian Dale Smith Jr., 23, was taken into custody at the police department on a charge of possession of marijuana with Intent to distribute. Smith is being housed in the Madison County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Leon Devell Rodgers is wanted on domestic violence charges.

The Vicksburg Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Leon Devell Rodgers, 47.

Rodgers is wanted for aggravated assault domestic violence, strangulation. His last known address is 2508 Ken Karyl Ave., Vicksburg.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Rogers, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477)

Also, on Nov. 4, 2019, officers responded to an address in the 1700 block of Martha Street for a grand larceny report. The complainant reported that $245 and an Apple iPhone valued at $1,000 had been stolen.

Please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 if you have information on this crime.

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Vicksburg Police seeking help in locating William Taylor

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The Vicksburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating William Alexander Taylor.

Taylor, 30, is wanted for discharging a firearm in the city limits and for weapon possession by a felon.

If you have any information on Taylor’s whereabouts, please call the Vicksburg Police at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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Harris arrested for 2018 murder

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Carlos Maurice Harris

Vicksburg Police have arrested a man for first degree murder.

Carlos Maurice Harris, 28, is charged in the Aug. 22, 2018, killing of his then-girlfriend Jasmine Nicole Adams, 25, at her home on Lake Hill Drive.

Nicole Adams and Carlos Harris.

At the time of the murder, Harris told police Adams had been shot by a home invader posing as a police officer. He and Adams’ children were inside the home at the time of the killing and were unharmed.

The Vicksburg Police Department has been focusing on unsolved homicides since Mayor and Police Commissioner George Flaggs Jr. restructured the department last month, according to a release. Several investigators were assigned to review all the evidence in the case, which led to Harris’ arrest.

In addition to the murder charge, Harris also faces charges for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Harris will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday, Nov. 15, around 10 a.m. before Judge Angela Carpenter. Until then, he is being held in the Madison County jail without bond.

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VPD make arrest in Sept. 22 shootout and in marijuana seizure

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Jalen Williams and Jadaruice Devoils

Jadaruice Devoils

Vicksburg Police officers arrested Jadaruice Devoils, 19, on Nov. 12, on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, stemming from a fight that occurred near the Waffle House on North Frontage Road on Sept. 22, 2019.

Two people were shot as a result of that incident: Shemar Keyon Anderson, 18, was shot in the chest area, and Jatavius Devoils, 18, was shot in the hip area.

Jadaruice Devoils appeared in City of Vicksburg Municipal Court this morning, Nov. 13, 2019, before Judge Allen Derivaux and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury on $150,000.00 bond.

Jalen Williams

Also on Nov. 13, Jalen Williams, 23, turned himself in to Vicksburg Police on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Williams’ arrest follows the seizure of approximately six pounds of high-grade marijuana found in a residence on Ken Karyl Avenue Nov. 5, 2019. Williams is the second suspect arrested in connection with this case.

After spending the night in the Madison County Jail, Williams will have his Initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court tomorrow, Nov. 14, 2019.

Leon Devell Rodgers is wanted on domestic violence charges.

Still at large from the warrant that resulted in the drug seizure is Leon Devell Rodgers, 47, wanted for aggravated assault domestic violence, strangulation.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Rogers, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477)

Reports of shots fired

On Nov. 12, 2019, officers responded to two calls of shots fired, one in the area of Drummond and Speed streets and the other in the vicinity of Washington and Thomas streets.

In both cases, when offers arrived on scene, they saw no signs of suspicious activity and found no signs of shots fired.

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