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Suspect charged with shooting his grandmother ordered held without bond

A Warren County man will remain in the Warren County Jail without bond charged with possession of a weapon after felon conviction and attempted murder following the Friday morning shooting of his grandmother.

Warren County Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt refused to set a bond for Samuel Hunter Anderson, 25, during an initial appearance Friday afternoon. Anderson is accused of shooting his grandmother at her home on U.S. 61 South. The charges have been referred to Warren County grand jury.

She was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center by ambulance. Information on her condition was not immediately known.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the Mississippi Department of Corrections has a hold on Anderson for a probation violation involving a 2016 residential burglary conviction.

Pace declined to comment on what led to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

“Part of what the investigators are trying to put together is what led up to it this morning,” Pace said. “We know they were together this morning just prior to the shooting before it actually took place. What led to the shooting is just unclear at this time.

“We are dealing with the facts right now and the facts are pretty clear as who did this,” he said. “We have him in custody, we’ve got the weapon recovered. We’re just trying to put together the pieces that led up to this.”

Deputies and emergency medical units were called just before 8:30 a.m. to the 9000 block of U.S. 61 South in response to a shooting. Deputies arriving at the scene found Anderson’s grandmother with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to sheriff’s department reports, she named her grandson as the shooter.

Anderson was found and taken into custody just after 9 a.m. on the property. Authorities also found a shotgun they believe was used in the shooting.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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