Bond set at $2 million in Nov. 27 shooting death

Published 1:51 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019

Bond has been set at $2 million for a Vicksburg man charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 27 shooting death of Courtney Dewayne Anderson.

Municipal Judge Angela Carpenter set the bond for Jason Kyle Skinner, 28, at an initial appearance Saturday in Vicksburg Municipal Court. Skinner has asked for a court-appointed attorney.

He is accused of shooting Anderson, 38, 1415 Main St., Nov. 27 at a home at 3708 Halls Ferry Road.

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According to police reports, officers responding to a call about 3:56 p.m. Wednesday that a person had been shot at 3708 Halls Ferry Road arrived to find Anderson lying on the floor of the home with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said a motive for the shooting has not been determined pending further investigation. He said a shotgun was recovered at the scene, but police do not know if it was the weapon used in the shooting.

Skinner reportedly fled the scene after the shooting, beginning an hours-long search by police and sheriff’s deputies.

About 8:30 p.m., police received an alarm call at Crossway Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, where officers found an open door.

Law enforcement officials surrounded the church and waited for Skinner to come out.

Skinner left through a door on the south side of the building where he was taken into custody without incident. He was not armed, Edwards said.

• In another case, Quintarius Jamal Brown, 31, 4407 I-20 Frontage Road, is charged with burglary, kidnaping and domestic violence-simple assault in the kidnapping of his estranged wife, from whom he had been separated for about two months.

According to police reports, officers responding to a call at 806 Walnut St. about 7:53 p.m. on Nov. 27, were told by the homeowner that Brown kicked in the door to his home and held his female roommate at knifepoint.

Officers received a description of the vehicle Brown left in and later stopped it in the area of Cherry and Crawford streets after a brief chase. The woman was unharmed, and Brown was taken into custody without incident.

He was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $250,000.


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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