Another person arrested in White shooting case

Published 6:19 pm Friday, August 4, 2017

A fifth person has been arrested in the June 29 shooting death of Anderson White III.

Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said Kathleen Barnes, 23, of Delta, La., is charged with being an accessory after the fact to capital murder in the death of White, 22. She is being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond, which was set by Judge Toni Terrett at an initial appearance Friday in Municipal Court.

Williams declined to discuss the details of Barnes’ arrest, citing the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

Barnes’ arrest came one week after police arrested Deangelo Fields, 20, and Patrick Chambers, 19, on charges of accessory after the fact of to capital murder for trying to sell a 9 mm handgun believed to have been used in White’s death. Both remain in the Warren County in lieu of bonds of $1.5 million each.

Robert Harris, 17, and Xavier Clark, age not given, are each charged with capital murder and armed robbery in White’s death. They are being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of bonds of $3 million each. Harris, Williams said, has been identified as the shooter in the case.

White was shot during a robbery the night of June 29.

However, police responding later in the evening to a call of shots fired in the area of Military and Roosevelt Avenue found no activity.

About 10:45 a.m. June 30, officers returned to the area after a vehicle was found crashed into a road sign indicating a wreck had occurred. Investigators found biological evidence at the scene, indicating a crime may have occurred, and after a search the area, left the scene. Investigators were later able to determine the vehicle was last driven by White.

About 12:45 p.m. the same day, relatives and friends called E911 when they located White’s body in a wooded area in the 2000 block of Military Avenue.

Harris turned himself in at the Vicksburg Police Department about 3 p.m. June 30, and Clark was arrested later.

White’s death was the third homicide in the city this year.

Quintessa Shelton, 19, was charged with murder in the May 27 shooting of Benjamin Brooks Jr., 19, at 200 Starlight Drive.

Reginald Gaines, 30, died March 8 from a gunshot wound to the head when someone shot into a southbound car on U.S. 61 South in which he was a passenger. Byron Martez Reynolds, 31, and Christopher Brown, 24, were each charged with second-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle in connection with the death.

Vicksburg woman faces drug charge

A call Tuesday about a theft at the Fred’s Super Dollar Store, 3429 Halls Ferry Road, resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg woman on drug charges.

Linda Girault, 47, is charged with possession of amphetamine after police officers responding to a call about a shoplifter at the store found she had methamphetamine when they took her into custody on the theft charge.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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