Grand jury indicts Vicksburg woman on manslaughter

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A 19-year-old Vicksburg woman accused of shooting a man in May has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter by culpable negligence by a Warren County grand jury.

Quintessa Shelton, 123 Roseland Drive, is accused of shooting Benjamin Brooks Jr., 19, at 200 Starlight Drive.

Brooks was shot at the home where he lived at the time with Shelton and her mother and died from his injuries.

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4In another case, Charles Brooks, 37, 2626 Pearl St., was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault, accused of shooting his brother Kevin Brooks in the back during an argument in April.

In other indictments include:

4Cody Coleson, attempted kidnapping. Coleson 22, 510 Bazinsky Road Apt. 9E, is accused of attempting to kidnap two juvenile girls in a restroom at Vicksburg Mall in March.

According to police reports, two older siblings allowed the girls to go to the mall restroom by themselves.

Once inside the restroom, Coleson grabbed the children, put his hands over their mouths and attempted to push them into one of the stalls. The girls were able to break away from Coleson and leave the bathroom.

As they ran down the mall, Coleson chased them until he saw the older siblings, and left the mall.

He was later identified through video surveillance by police Investigator Otis Stamps.

4Tradarvio Maxon, 27, Reginald Tremaine Bell, 26, and Daniel Francolia McClinton, 22, all of Greenville, were each indicted on charges of grand larceny in the reported June theft of 25 PlayStation 4 Dual Shock Controllers with a total value of $1,500 from Walmart. Police said information identifying the men came from calls to Crimestoppers after photographs taken from a store video were published.

4William Alexander Taylor, 27, 123 Alcorn Drive, and Johnny Earl Thomas, 32, 1312 Martin Luther King Blvd., were indicted for armed robbery. They are accused of robbing two men at gunpoint at a home on Locust Street in June and taking an undetermined amount of cash and a cell phone. They were later arrested by investigator Marion Grady, who heard a broadcast about the robbery including a description of the car they were using, and stopped the men.

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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