Pair face sexual abuse charges in separate cases

Published 9:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Two men face sexual abuse charges in separate cases involving juveniles.

The men were being held without bail at the Issaquena County Corrections Center pending an initial appearance Friday in Municipal Court.

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Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said police about 5 p.m. Wednesday arrested Charles McCray, 55, 1016 Urban Court, at his home on a warrant accusing him of statutory rape involving a 15-year-old girl.

According to police reports, the girl’s mother said McCray checked her daughter out of school without her knowledge and was believed to have had a sexual relationship with her.

Police issued a warrant for McCray after an investigation into the complaint.

Thursday about 11:30 a.m., police arrested Jerrell Donnell Oliver, 25, 305 Jefferson St., at the Vicksburg Police Department on a warrant accusing him of molesting an 8-year-old child. The arrest follows an investigation that began Dec. 23 when officers were called to Merit Health River Region about a sexual assault on a child.

According to police, the child’s mother said the child told her Oliver had fondled him, and she took him to the hospital to be examined.

In other cases:

• A white 2008 Ford Focus with Texas car tags numbered GRT-5252 was reported taken about 7:01 a.m. Wednesday from the parking lot at 801 Clay Street near the Vicksburg Hotel.

• A 7mm Savage rifle and scope, floor mat and change were reported taken about 10:11 a.m. Wednesday from a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup parked in the 2600 block of Confederate Avenue.

Police made the following arrests Wednesday:

• A warrant was served on Akeem Deshun McCloud, 23, 219 Meadowvale St., about 12:33 a.m. in the 2100 block of Mission 66.

• A warrant was served on Kenneth Neil Blackmore, 40, 1950 Hope St., about 2:43 a.m. in the 2400 block of Clay Street.

• Katie Kimberly Ammons, 49, 209 Longwood Dr., was arrested about 7:51 a.m. at the police department on a charge of simple assault — creating fear.

• Shayon Rashad Yarrington, 25, 1805 Cherry St., was arrested about 10:42 a.m. at the intersection of Clay Street and Old Highway 27, on a charge of contempt of court.

• Charlie Jester III, 51, 4407 Halls Ferry Road, was arrested about 11:13 a.m. on Halls Ferry Road on charges of three counts of contempt of court, and simple assault — creating fear.

• Larry Carnail Knight Jr., 26, 4322 Rio Drive was arrested about 11:27 a.m. at the intersection of Mission 66 ad Confederate Avenue on a charge of petit larceny and served with two warrants.

• Willie Lee Myles, 34, 1317 Farmer St., was arrested at the police department about 1:21 p.m. on a charge of contempt of court.

• A warrant was served on Omar Ingram, 39, 102, Tower Drive, about 8:12 p.m. in the 4300 block of Halls Ferry Road.

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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