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Vicksburg police make three arrests involving drugs, fraud and a shooting



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Left to right: Robert Earl Wheatley, Makenzie Black, Eric Jackson, Jr. (VPD)
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The Vicksburg Police Department recently made three arrests for different crimes which took place throughout the city.


On Thursday, Robert Earl Wheatley, 43, of Vicksburg was arrested following a traffic stop for a traffic violation in the area of Clay and Mission 66.

A search of his vehicle was made by a K-9 officer. Wheatley was found to be in possession of 3.2 grams of methamphetamine.

On Friday, Wheatley appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on the charge of possession of methamphetamine. He was given a $25,000 bond.


On Friday, Makenzie Black, 22, of Jackson was arrested in connection with the fraudulent purchase of a 2021 Kawasaki side-by-side in May 2022.

Black appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court later that day, charged with uttering a forgery and false pretense.

Judge Angela Carpenter set his bond at $40,000.


Eric Jackson, Jr, 23, of Vicksburg was arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting incident at the BG Jr. convenience store, on Friday, Sep. 2, in which Jackson shot at another male in front of the store. The intended victim was not injured.

Jackson appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault and was given a $45,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

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