Disturbance briefly causes lockdown

Published 6:31 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

Warren County sheriff’s deputies were called about 3 p.m. Monday to a disturbance in the parking lot of Merit Health River Region on U.S. 61 North, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Although initial information indicated shots were fired, Pace said an investigation in to the incident showed no shots were fired and no firearm was found.

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“It was a disturbance involving men and women,” he said. “There was damage to one vehicle, a window was damaged.”

He said the parties involved left before deputies arrived, adding they have been identified and misdemeanor charges may be filed.

A hospital spokesperson said when initial information indicated a firearm may have been involved, “We immediately responded following established safety precautions, and fortunately we discovered that there wasn’t a firearm involved, and the situation was soon resolved. We then resumed normal operations continuing to ensure patient, visitor and staff safety.”

In other cases:

• Jeremy Blake Bowlin, 26, 1214 Randolph St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

• Jonathan Allen Erwin, no age given, 110 Emerald, Jackson, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections charging him with probation violation.

• Jamaris Demond McDaniel, no age given, 201 Berryman Road, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and auto burglary. He was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

• Police have issued a warrant for Marvquavious Epps, 20, 6674 Glenridge Drive Jackson, on charges of felony eluding, speeding and driving with a suspended license. Epps is wanted in connection with a chase that occurred about 2:55 a.m. Sunday when he ran from police as they attempted do a traffic stop.

• Shots were reported fired about 1:46 a.m. Sunday at Oak and Klein streets.

• A juvenile was charged about 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Pemberton Square Boulevard for possession of a firearm reported stolen from Oxford.

• Counterfeit $100 bills were reported passed Sunday at the Riverwalk Casino 1046 Warrenton Road.

• An iPhone XS Max valued at $1,200 was reported taken about 2:47 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 2400 block of Cherry Street.

• A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was reported taken about 9:50 a.m. Sunday from the Circle K, 4150 Washington St.

• A total of $200 in cash and an undetermined amount of change were reported taken about 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Pemberton St.

• A red chainsaw, blower, a blue cooler and a case of wine were reported taken from a home in the 1600 block of Chambers Street.

• A diamond marquis engagement ring valued at $3,500 and a diamond band valued at $2,500 were reported taken about 8:51 a.m. Saturday from a home in the 300 block of Drusilla Lane.

• A black storage bin containing assorted items was reported taken from a pickup parked at 4160 South Frontage Road.

• Shots were reported fired about 4:37 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Moonmist Drive.

• Shots were reported fired about 8:36 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive.

• Shots were reported fired about 5:34 p.m. Saturday at Katherine and Foux streets.

• Shots were reported fired about 8:07 p.m. at McCauley Drive and Hildegard Terrace.

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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