Second individual charged in connection to 2018 murder

Published 2:13 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A second arrest has been made in the August 2018 shooting death of Jasmine Adams.

Lt. Johnnie Edwards with the Vicksburg Police Department said Kevin Phillips, 29, 226 Greenbriar St., was arrested Monday in New Orleans by U.S. Marshals.

Phillips is charged as an accessory after the fact in Adams’ death. Municipal Judge Penny Lawson set his bond at $750,000 at an initial appearance Wednesday in Municipal Court. Phillips also has a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for probation violation.

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According to police reports, officers were called to Adams’ home on Lake Hill Drive about 1:45 a.m. Aug. 22, 2018, about a possible home invasion and found Adams, 25, lying by the back door in a room adjacent to the carport of the home with an apparent single gunshot wound to the head.

Carlos Maurice Harris, 28, 214 Greenbriar St., was arrested Nov. 14 and is charged with first-degree murder in Adams’ death. He is being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $2.25 million bond. He is also charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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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