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Police charge second man in Best Western shooting

Vicksburg police have arrested a second man in the July 31 shooting of two men at the Best Western Hotel, 2445 North Frontage Road.

Glenn Edward Powell, 18, of Vicksburg, who was one of the men wounded in the shooting, was arrested at the Vicksburg Police Department and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. He was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $500,000.

On Aug. 1, police arrested Justin Lawrence, 22, of Acworth, Ga., on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm in connection with the shooting. Lawrence has been released on a $50,000 bond, county jail records showed. The bond was reduced through an agreement between the District Attorney’s office and Lawrence’s attorney, District Attorney Ricky Smith said.

According to police reports, officers responding to a report of shots fired at the hotel found Chris Henderson with a gunshot wound to his chest. Powell suffered a gunshot wound to a hand and his left leg. Powell was later arrested after further investigation indicated he also fired shots at the hotel.

In another case, the manager of Magnolia Mobile Homes, 1333 U.S. 61 South, reported Monday about 6:43 a.m. that someone stole several stoves valued at $400 each and refrigerators valued at $900 each.

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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