Modified shotgun found during traffic stop, driver flees

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department confiscated a modified shotgun during a traffic stop on Halls Ferry Road Sunday, Lt. Johnnie Edwards said.

According to reports, officers were called to a disturbance at Burger King, 3121 Halls Ferry Road, and saw a car leaving the area. When officers stopped the car, the driver fled on foot.

The modified weapon was found in the car.

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The suspect was able to elude capture.

In other cases:

  • A purse containing a driver’s license, Social Security card, $280, a credit card and a cash out card was reported taken about 10:24 a.m. Sunday from a Nissan Altima parked in the 200 block of Belva Drive.
  • A purse containing credit cards and a debit card were reported taken about 9:31 a.m. Sunday from a 2015 Honda Accord parked in the 100 block of Colonial Drive.
  • A 2018 Ford F-150 pickup parked in the 500 block of Dabney Street was reported taken about 1:07 p.m. Saturday. It was later recovered damaged in a grassy area in the 500 block of Dabney Drive.
  • A 2014 GMC Acadia parked in the 700 block of Longview Street was reported taken about 6:55 p.m. Saturday.
  • A counterfeit $100 bill was reported passed about 11:31 p.m. Friday at Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St.
  • Shots were reported fired about 7:59 p.m. at the intersection of Haining Road and North Washington Street. No evidence of the complaint was found.
  • A 2017 Hyundai parked at the Ramada Inn, 20 Orme Drive, was reported entered and ransacked Friday. Nothing was reported missing.

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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