Suspect faced felony charge at time of shooting

Published 11:39 am Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Vicksburg man accused of shooting a Glen Allan native in the chest at a local gas station Monday afternoon had completed a parole term about five months earlier, but was not sent back to prison when he committed another felony while on parole, Mississippi Department of Corrections records show.

Charlie Stamps III, 25, 309 Meadowvale Drive, was released from parole July 1, meaning he had completed his sentence in accordance with MDOC requirements, said Tara Booth, spokesman with the MDOC.

Stamps had been sentenced March 5, 2007, to two concurrent six-year prison terms following his conviction on two counts of possession of cocaine. He was paroled Nov. 13, 2008, records showed.

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On April 19, Stamps was charged with grand larceny in the theft of brass tire stems valued at $600 to $800.

Court records show Stamps posted a $15,000 bond and was released from jail on that charge June 4.

It was not clear why his parole was not revoked with the new charge. Officials with the Mississippi Parole Board did not respond to a phone message Wednesday.

Booth and Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith said only the parole board has the jurisdiction over parolees and is responsible for revocation decisions.

Stamps is accused of shooting Jason Johnson, 38, about 3:15 p.m. Monday outside the convenience store at the BP gas station, 2700 Alcorn Drive at Mission 66.

He remained in the Warren County Jail this morning.

Johnson was taken by ambulance to River Region Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Jackson, where he remained in good condition Wednesday, hospital spokesman Peggy Wagner said.

Johnson is a former resident of the Washington County town.

Police have declined to release his current address.