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Crime reports: Vicksburg man arrested for possessing stolen gun

A Vicksburg man is in custody and charged with possession of a stolen gun after his arrest Thursday night.

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers responded to the area of Stout Street and Yazoo Street for suspects shooting guns in the area. While responding, officers encountered a brown car on Army Navy Drive with the back window shot out and the two suspects changing a flat tire.

Officers recovered two handguns — a Glock .40 caliber and a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber — from that vehicle. The Smith & Wesson had been reported stolen from a home on July 3.

During that encounter, officers arrested Xavier Anderson, 24, and charged him with one count of possession of a stolen gun.

Anderson appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday. Judge Carpenter set a $15,000 bond and bound his case over to the Warren County grand jury.

In another report, officers took a report Thursday at 7:41 p.m. at the police department in which the victim reported a family member had used the victim’s identity to obtain an employment debit card, taking $11,000.