City man jailed as accessory after 3 killings|[07/03/08]

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

CRIME & ACCIDENT * From staff reports

A Vicksburg man was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of accessory to murder after the fact in the shooting deaths of a pregnant woman, her unborn child and a man who was nearby.

Curtis Anderson, 28, 210 Kendra Drive, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. at the Vicksburg Police Department, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. He declined further comment on the case, citing its investigation is still ongoing.

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On the evening of June 26, Denise Jackson, 25, 2634 Ken Karyl Ave., who was pregnant, was shot dead while hiding behind a couch in her house after gunfire erupted outside. Police said the barrage of bullets followed an argument over a video game.

Eric Jackson, 26, 2609 Grant St., was arrested the next morning and charged with two counts of murder in the death of Jackson and her child. Eric Jackson and Denise Jackson are not related, police have said.

On the same day Eric Jackson was arrested, construction workers at a house under construction two doors from Denise Jackson’s found the body of Preston L. Qualls, 25, 1523 Ethel St., who police believe was shot and died the night before. The delay in finding him was blamed on construction debris at the site and the mass of people who gathered in the street after the shooting.

The charges against Eric Jackson then were increased to three counts of murder.

Stewart declined to discuss the relationship between Eric Jackson and Anderson. Both were in the Warren County Jail, where Jackson was being held without bond and Anderson was awaiting his initial court appearance.

The killings followed two other homicides recorded in the city last week.

City man charged with cocaine possession

A Vicksburg man was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of cocaine.

Carlos Rollins, 27, 535 Hall Road, was picked up at 7:33 p.m. at Harrison and First North streets and was being held on a $25,000 bond in the Issaquena County Jail.

Truck, four-wheeler among missing items

Two autos and an ATV were among the items reported stolen Wednesday, Lt. Bobby Stewart said:

A Glock Model 23 .40 caliber semi-automatic valued at $700 was reported stolen at 5:19 p.m. from a vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Washington Street.

A 2005 white GMC Sierra with Mississippi tag WA2668 was reported stolen in the 3900 block of Washington Street at 5:41 p.m. Also reported stolen was a 2006 Honda 350 Rancher four-wheeler that was in the bed of the pickup. The victim said he left his keys in the truck and returned 30 minutes later to find it missing.

A 2001 silver Ford Taurus with Alabama tag 47C9FSC was reported stolen at 7:12 p.m. from the parking lot at Rainbow Casino.

A PlayStation 2 valued at $300, an Xbox 360 valued at $300, a Nintendo GameCube valued at $150 and assorted jewelry valued at $500 were reported stolen in the 1700 block of Main Street at 2:44 a.m. today.

Car brakes fail, injure Vicksburg man, 49

A Vicksburg man remained hospitalized in fair condition this morning, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said, after he was injured when the brakes on his vehicle failed and his car ran into a brick wall on his property.

Lee Gains, 49, 102 Starlight Drive, was turning into a driveway at 8:28 p.m., according to reports with the Vicksburg fire Department. He was taken to River Region Medical Center.

No other information was available.