Appearance in rap video leads to felony firearms charge

Published 2:21 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Vicksburg man was arrested Monday after he appeared in rap videos on social media holding weapons in March.

Deldrick Harper, 23, of Vicksburg, was taken into custody Monday morning and charged one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Harper was one of five people indicted in August 2017 for the February 2017 drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old at the intersection of Bowmar Avenue and Drummond Street. The victim, who was shot in the leg, recovered from his injuries. Harper was charged in the indictment with possession of a stolen firearm and as an accessory after the fact. He was accused of attempting to get rid of the .40-caliber Glock handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

During his initial court appearance Monday, Ross received a $30,000 bond from Judge Angela Carpenter.