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Vicksburg Police make an arrest in shooting case; report auto theft and residential burglary



Mac McKinley Cox (Photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg Police investigators arrested Mac McKinley Cox, 24, of Vicksburg, on Tuesday, April 21, in connection with a vehicle that was shot into on Meadow Street on April 13.

In that incident, an officer found a red Nissan Altima with several bullet holes in the passenger side of the vehicle and 15 shell casings on the ground near the vehicle.

Cox appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, April 22, on a charge of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $100,000 bond.

This is Cox’s second arrest in as many weeks. Officers arrested him one week before, on Tuesday, April 14, on charges of domestic violence, discharging a firearm in the city limits and a curfew violation.

Judge Penny Lawson of the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Cox’s bond at $2,500 for those charges.

In reported incidents for Wednesday, April 22:

At 8:02 a.m., officers were called to a residence on Village Drive because of an auto theft. The victim reported that someone stole his 2010 Buick Lacrosse. The keys had been left in the vehicle.

At 8:56 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Zollinger Hill in reference to a burglary. The victim stated someone broke into his home and stole a Pixel cellphone and jewelry.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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