One brother surrenders in pistol whipping

Published 10:05 am Thursday, January 29, 2015

One of two brothers wanted in pistol whipping was in jail Wednesday, while the other was still on the lam.

Bail was set at $15,000 for Shannandor Coleman, 29, 780 U.S. 61 North. Coleman is charged with aggravated assault for striking 25-year-old Willie Carter Jr. and Carter’s 14-year-old nephew with a pistol Jan. 21 at the Whispering Woods Apartments, 780 U.S. 61 North, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said. The apartments were previously known as Confederate Ridge.

“He turned himself at the police department Tuesday afternoon,” William said.

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Coleman’s brother, Christopher Coleman, was still being sought by police, Williams said. He is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault and attempted murder.

Before the beating that left Carter with lacerations on his forehead and temple, Christopher Coleman pointed the gun at his face, but it misfired, Williams said.

Carter and his teen nephew were taken to River Region medical Center where they were treated and released, Williams said.

The beating started with a domestic dispute over Carter’s sister involving him, the Coleman brothers and three others who have not been identified, Williams said. The five men including the Coleman brothers fled to Louisiana where they were pursued by the Delta Marshal’s Office, she said.

The vehicle wrecked, and all five men fled on foot, Williams said.

Additional warrants could be issued in the beating, Williams said.

Anyone with information Christopher Coleman is encouraged to call Vicksburg police at 601-636-2511 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a felony suspect.

Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and do not have to testify in court.