Jarrick Meeks, a 17-year-old black male who lives in the Westwood subdivision, was arrested on charges of shooting into a dwelling and two counts of aggravated assault following a Nov. 3 shooting. He is currently being held on two $75,000 bonds in the case.
On Nov. 3, Meeks allegedly shot approximately 14 rounds into a residence at 210 N. East St. where a woman and her infant child were inside. Neither occupant was injured in the incident.
According to Kosciusko Police Chief Herbert Dew, the public led to the identification of Meeks as the shooting suspect. He was out on bond in a July 22 armed robbery case at the time of this arrest.
“We finally got a break on this from the public,” he said. After police were unable to locate Meeks at his residence in the Westwood subdivision, they received information that he was in Carthage. Officers from the US Marshall’s Task Force arrested Meeks there and returned him to the Kosciusko Police Department.
Dew credited the public for the information leading to Meeks’ arrest and asked the public to help solve several recent shooting incidents.
“This time, it wasn’t through Crimestoppers, but there have been other shootings and I know somebody has information on them,” he said. “They can call Crimestoppers and get up to a $2,500 reward for information.”
Individuals can call 601-355-TIPS to provide crime information anonymously.
Meeks had previously been arrested Aug. 17 and charged with two counts of armed robbery, charges he faces in conjunction with two Thomastown area men with whom he reportedly committed an armed robbery against two victims in the Westwood subdivision on July 22.
According to Kosciusko Police Chief Herbert Dew, the department responded to a call from an Attala County Sheriff’s deputy just after 7 p.m. calling them to Fair Propane. Upon arrival, Kosciusko officers learned that $5,000 had reportedly been stolen from two Louisville men who had been at the Westwood subdivision location, where individuals had gathered to play a Madden video game for money.
As KPD officers worked to identify suspects in the case, Investigator Martin Roby noticed a vehicle at the Exxon station and engaged three individuals in the vehicle in conversation. As the driver exited Exxon and returned to the vehicle, Roby reportedly spoke to that individual as well and determined the driver was a person of interest in the armed robbery.
When Roby patted the driver down, he reportedly discovered a large amount of cash in his possession, approximately $3,700.
Jalen Wilder, 19, a black male from Thomastown, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. A $30,000 bond was set and Wilder was released after posting bond.
Malik Walton, 22, a black male who lives on White Oak Road near Thomastown, was arrested and charges as an accessory after the fact in the case. A $20,000 bond was set and he later posted bail and was released.