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Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in carjacking incident

A Vicksburg man faces a charge of armed carjacking after his arrest Monday.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Ke-Andre De-Shawn Harris, 18, 108 Foy Circle, is accused of taking a man’s car at gunpoint on Jan. 21. He is being held without bail in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance in Warren County Justice Court.

According to sheriff’s office reports, deputies responded about 4 a.m. to a call from a man near Greenbriar Subdivision that another man stole his car. The victim told deputies he picked up a man who was walking on the side of Halls Ferry Road. Harris then reportedly produced a handgun and took the victim’s car and cell phone.

After losing his car and phone, the man walked to a home in Greenbriar Subdivision and called 911.

“We were able to identify the suspect, and a warrant was issued for him,” Pace said.

Pace said Harris was out on bond on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm involving an arrest on Jan. 3. The investigation into the theft is ongoing, Pace said.

County Judge Marcie Southerland placed a $50,000 bond on Harris Tuesday, but District Attorney Ricky Smith has placed a hold on him.

Smith plans to files a motion to revoke Harris’ bond that was set after his Jan. 3 arrest.

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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