Kings shooting suspect, sister arrested

Published 11:43 am Friday, March 16, 2012

A Vicksburg man wanted for a March 1 drive-by shooting in Kings was arrested Thursday, police Lt. Sandra Williams said.

Kevin Buck, 26, 20 Water Well Road, was picked up at the home of his sister, Rheuvonia Buck, 29, 4114 N. Washington St., about 9:30 a.m., Williams said.

Kevin Buck was charged with aggravated assault, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, said Williams.

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While at the home, police also arrested Rheuvonia Buck after executing a search warrant and finding a firearm. She was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Both Bucks were being held in the Issaquena County Jail and were expected to appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court this morning, she said.

Williams would not say what type of firearm was found. However, it was not the gun used in the March 1 shooting, which has not been recovered, she said.

Kevin Buck, whom police have called “a significant dealer in the Kings community,” is accused of shooting Terry Smith, 22, 210 Winters Lane, while Smith was picking up a friend in the 400 block of Ford Road around 7 p.m. Officers said earlier that Kevin Buck walked up to his vehicle and began shooting.

Smith’s 2004 Ford Windstar was struck multiple times, and Smith was shot once in the back. He drove to his home and called 911, then was taken to River Region Medical Center where he was treated and released, police said.

Kevin Buck was convicted of armed robbery and robbery in 2002; Rheuvonia Buck, of possession of cocaine in 2004.

Kevin and Rhevonia Buck also are the uncle and aunt of 4-year-old Arkeevian Warfield who was struck in January by four bullets in a drive-by shooting at the Water Well home, which at the time was shared by 20 people.

The suspect in that shooting is still at large, and a $2,500 reward is offered from Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information may call police at 601-636-2511. The number for Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers is 888-827-4637.