Jailed city man faces additional charge

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Vicksburg man in jail since April 8 for drug possession now faces an additional felony charge, said police Sgt. Sandra Williams.

Marquis McCroy, 29, 2908 Arcadia Place, has been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, Williams said.

A .38-caliber handgun was found in McCroy’s possession when he was initially arrested following an undercover investigation, she said. Investigators later confirmed that McCroy previously had been convicted in 2001 of armed bank robbery of Mutual Credit Union, formerly at 3903 Halls Ferry Road, in federal court.

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McCroy also was free on bond from a Sept. 25 arrest and charge of felony eluding. He was accused of fleeing on foot after leading Warren County Sheriff’s deputies on a 4-mile car chase through the city and county, and was indicted in January by the grand jury.

He was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail.