Man convicted of shooting into car given 4 more years

Published 10:25 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017

A Vicksburg man serving four years in prison for shooting into an occupied vehicle has received another four-year sentence after pleading guilty in Warren County Circuit Court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Circuit Judge M. James Chaney sentenced Teremiah Shaquille Cox, 23, no address listed, to seven years in prison with four years to serve and three suspended after completion of three years’ post release supervision. Chaney ordered the sentence to be served concurrently, meaning at the same time, with the four-year sentence Cox received for shooting into an occupied vehicle.

He was also ordered to pay $584.50 in court fees and costs.

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Cox was arrested in July 2015 for shooting into a vehicle on Mission 66 after arguing with two men in the vehicle. The vehicle was struck at least three times by bullets from a large caliber weapon, but no one was wounded.

Chaney initially sentenced Cox to five years in prison with five years suspended upon completing 60-months’ post-release supervision and ordered him to pay $2,884.50 in fines, court costs and fees.

The post-release supervision was revoked in August because Cox failed to follow the conditions required under the program, and he was sentenced to five years in prison with four years to serve and one year suspended following completion of one-year post-release supervision.

In other cases:

• Carlos Armstead, no age or address given, was given non-adjudicated probation after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property following successful completion of five years’ probation. He was ordered to pay $2,084.50 in fines, restitution, fees and court costs.

• Chaney discontinued the participation of Wesley Shane White, 21, no address listed, in the court’s drug court program for failing to follow the terms and conditions of the program, and gave him four, four-year sentences to be served concurrently and to be served consecutively with a three-year sentence from another charge for a total of seven years. The other charge was not included in the sentencing order.

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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