Fatal wreck suspect released on bond

Published 11:45 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Vicksburg man charged in a fatal DUI-related wreck was released from the Warren County Jail Tuesday, hours after a bond of $200,000 had been set in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

Julius Hebron, 62, 104 Hillside Circle, paid the bond at about 9 p.m. for his release. The bond had been set by Municipal Court Judge Nancy Thomas earlier in the day.

Hebron was charged with aggravated driving under the influence after the wreck that killed Andrea Michelle “Shelly” Guider, 105 Grey Oaks Drive, Monday just before 11 a.m.

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Police said Hebron, driving a pickup, was headed north on Halls Ferry Road and failed to stop at a red light at North Frontage Road, hitting Guider’s Toyota Camry broadside.

Guider was westbound on North Frontage turning left onto Halls Ferry. The impact pushed her car into a third vehicle, a Honda Accord driven by Ann Elliot, 49, no address available, and caused Hebron’s truck to flip.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey pronounced Guider dead at the scene from severe chest and abdominal injuries. Hebron and Elliot were treated and released from River Region Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Vicksburg police Lt. Sandra Williams would not release the results of blood alcohol tests given to Hebron following the wreck. He had no prior convictions for DUI, she said.

Hebron told Thomas he has been employed for 15 1/2 years at Cooper Lighting and had one previous arrest, as a teenager in Jackson. The charge was not specified. He declined a court-appointed attorney.

If convicted, Hebron could face a 25-year prison sentence.

Funeral services for Guider are scheduled for Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church.

It was the first fatal wreck in Vicksburg and Warren County in 2012.

Eight fatal wrecks were recorded in the county in 2011, and three in the city.