3 sought in shooting on Redbone

Published 11:02 am Thursday, September 2, 2010

Three men are sought in a shooting on May 18 that injured two Warren County men, and a fourth man has been released on bond.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said arrest warrants were issued for three men believed to be in Port Gibson, Frederick Johnson, 25, Cable Kelly, 30, and Darren Johnson, 22, whose addresses were not available.

Pace said the men might be suspects in recent burglaries.

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A fourth suspect, Kevin Cross, age and address unavailable, was arrested by deputies May 26 on an unrelated charge after he was stopped on U.S. 61 South because the car he was driving fit the description of the suspects’ getaway vehicle.

A search of the car turned up an illegal drug, and Cross was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

After a photo lineup, Cross was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in the shooting, Pace said.

He was released from the Warren County Jail Friday on a $77,500 bond.

The men are accused of shooting 26-year-old Justin Vinzant and 27-year-old Travis Scott McCullough at Vinzant’s home on Redbone Road. The suspects went to the home on the pretense of buying a dog, and the shootings occurred in a botched robbery attempt, Pace said.

One suspect had pulled a handgun and demanded money when shots were fired and Vinzant was hit in the shoulder and McCullough in the arm. Both men were treated and released from River Region Medical Center.

The weapon has not been recovered, Pace said.

Johnson is described as black, 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds; Kelly is black, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds; and Johnson is black, 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 601-636-1761 or Crime Stoppers at 601-335-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,500.