Bond set for trio in drive-by shooting

Published 7:17 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Bond has been set for three men accused of shooting into an occupied house on Enchanted Drive Feb. 6.

Nicholas Murray, 18, 195 Lake Dockery Drive, Byram, Latrell Ward, 19, 902 Blossom Lane, and Hewitt Alonzo Frederick Mitchell, 19, 1840 Martin Luther King Blvd., are each charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and drive-by shooting.

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Murray and Mitchell are being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of bonds of $150,000 each, and Ward is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

The bonds were set by Municipal Judge Angela Carpenter at an initial appearance Monday in Municipal Court.

The three are accused of firing shots at a house in the 100 block of Enchanted Drive about 2 a.m. Feb. 6. Mitchell was arrested Friday morning. Murray and Ward were arrested about 9 p.m. Friday after they were seen by a Warren County sheriff’s deputy who took them into custody until police arrived.

Bond set in pot busT

In another case, Carpenter set bonds of $50,000 each for Ernest J. Jones, 63, and Damond Rashad Bryant Jr., 25, both of 1840 Martin Luther King Blvd., who are each charged with manufacture of marijuana. Both are being held in the county jail.

The men were arrested Friday about 10:40 a.m. after officers going to the home during the investigation of the drive-by shooting on Enchanted Drive discovered a marijuana growing operation in the home.

According to police reports, the officers saw marijuana in plain sight on a table. After leaving the house, they got a search warrant and returned, finding the growing operation on two rooms of the home.

In other cases:

• Police are investigating a report that an adult molested a 12-year-old child in the 2600 block of Alma Street.

• Shots were reported fired about 10:56 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Grange Hall Road.

• Shots were reported fired about 11:04 p.m. Saturday in the area of the New Main Apartments, 2727 Alcorn Drive.

• Shots were reported fired about 1:09 a.m. Saturday in the area of the Locust Street Apartments, 402 Locust St.

• Shots were reported fired about 1:27 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Belva Drive.

• A .30-.30-caliber Marlin rifle, .270-caliber rifle, and a .45-.70 Herrington rifle were reported missing about 7:16 a.m. Saturday from a GMC Sierra pickup parked in the 400 block of Longwood Drive.

• Shots were reported fired about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Realty and Green streets.

• Shots were reported fired about 10:46 p.m. Sunday in the area of Locust Street.

• Shots were reported fired at an unoccupied vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Maulding Street.

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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