Vicksburg judge sets $4M for fugitive returned from Texas

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2023

A fugitive returned from Texas is being held on a $4 million bond after a court appearance on Wednesday.

The bond stems from the July 18 murder of Preston Wilson Jr., 22, of Vicksburg, who was shot and killed near the intersection of Cherry and Harrison Streets.

Perrion Johnson, 18, of Vicksburg fled to Austin, Texas, where he was arrested on Nov. 8. He was extradited back to Mississippi and appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday.

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Johnson is charged with murder, drive-by-shooting; three counts of aggravated assault; and shooting into an establishment.

His bond was set at $4 million, and he was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.