Arrests made in Meadowvale disturbance

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A Vicksburg man who walked in on what was believed to be a burglary in progress at his home finds himself in jail facing drug and assault charges.

Jeremy Johnson, 31, 301 Meadowvale Drive, is accused of felony possession of marijuana and aggravated assault. He was being held without bail in the Madison County Jail pending an initial appearance Wednesday in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

According to police reports, officers responding Monday afternoon to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Meadowvale Drive learned Johnson found three men in his home and shot one of them. Johnson left the scene before police arrived.

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Police arrested Jamaris McDaniel, 19, 102 Boykins Lane, and Lamar Gray Jr., 18, 431 Ridgewood St., on one count each of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime. Warrants were issued for Demond Thomas, 18, of Vicksburg, on the same charges.

McDaniel, who was wounded by Johnson, was treated and released from Merit Health River Region, and is being held without bail in the Warren County Jail. Gray is being held without bail in Madison County. They also will have initial appearances Wednesday in Municipal Court.

After Johnson left the house, police issued a description of his car, and he was later stopped by police. The marijuana was found after he gave officers permission to search his car.


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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