2 brothers, juvenile charged in shooting

Published 12:28 pm Monday, December 6, 2010

Two Vicksburg brothers and a juvenile have been charged with the Friday night shooting and attempted armed robbery of a 19-year-old pedestrian on Mission 66.

Anthony James Lewis Jr., 19, and Davionte Wince, 17, both of 320 Fisher Ferry Road, Apt. 44, were arrested by Vicksburg police Saturday at 10:54 p.m., said Lt. Bobby Stewart. A 15-year-old was being held at the juvenile detention center.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department also is charging Lewis with the Nov. 19 burglary of a home on Mississippi 3 in which a .22-caliber revolver, the weapon believed used Friday night to shoot Eddie Johnson, 3011 1/2 Green St., was reported stolen, Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning.

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Stewart said Johnson was walking north on Mission 66 around 10:20 p.m. Friday when a blue 1997 Buick LeSabre drove past and then turned around and stopped.

The three suspects got out of the car and demanded money, Stewart said, and when Johnson said he had none, they told him to give them his backpack. Johnson turned and ran and was shot once in the side with a small-caliber handgun.

The men and the juvenile then got back in the car and drove away, Stewart said.

Johnson’s description of the car was released to local law enforcement and Warren County deputies found it at Azalea Trace Apartments on Fisher Ferry. While searching the apartment, deputies found the revolver and a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, said Pace.

Deputies turned Wince, the juvenile and two others over to police, said Pace. The two others were questioned and released, Stewart said.

Lewis later turned himself in and was identified by the sheriff’s department as a suspect in the earlier burglary on Mississippi 3.

Police charged Lewis with attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and causing or directing a minor to commit a felony.

Wince is charged with attempted robbery and aggravated assault.

In addition, Lewis faces county charges for an Oct. 7 armed robbery in the 300 block of Pleasant Valley Drive in which the .45-caliber handgun was believed used.

Pace also named Gregory Ragan, 8050 Mississippi 3, as a suspect in the Pleasant Valley armed robbery. Ragan was already in the Warren County Jail after being arrested for shoplifting, said the sheriff.

Lewis, Wince and Ragan were in the Warren County Jail this morning.

Stewart said Johnson remained at River Region Medical Center.