6 arrested in Valley View drive-by

6 arrested in Valley View drive-by


Six young men including two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting on Valley View Drive last week that left one man injured.

Three men were arrested on Feb. 21, after being connected to the car involved in the shooting.

According to Police Chief Eric Lyons, those arrested were:

• Emanuel Boyd, 21, 720 Hopoca Road, Carthage, charged with drive-by shooting and possession of a stolen firearm.

• Jalen Burch, 20, 258 North Brook Road, Carthage, charged with drive-by shooting and possession of a stolen firearm.

• Nicholas Green, 20, 324 Cherry Avenue, charged with drive-by shooting and possession of a stolen firearm.

The three men were taken into custody on Cherry Avenue.

Additional information led to the arrest of two juveniles charged as adults, Damari Rush, 16, and Abraveon Robinson, 17, both facing drive-by shooting charges, according to Lyons.

Both juveniles were taken into custody at their residence. Rush was picked up at Pendelton Square apartments on Feb. 22, and Robinson at 277 Northwest Street the following afternoon. 

“It is believed that all five of these men were inside the same vehicle and targeted an individual at a residence on the 500 block of Valley View Drive,” Lyons said. 

Lemarion Holden, 18, 237 Valley View Drive, was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits and possession of a firearm by a minor. Holden was arrested on Feb. 19, shortly after the shooting reportedly took place.

Lyons said the incident was reported at about 12:50 p.m. when PPD received a report of shots fired on Valley View Drive. Lyons said the call took officers to Holden’s residence.

According to Lyons, a 22-year-old male was struck in the foot and was transported by personal vehicle escorted by law enforcement to Neshoba General. 

“The male victim has since been released after surgery and is back home,” Lyons said. He noted the victim is not believed to be the target of the shooting.

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said deputies responded to the scene and were part of the escort to the hospital.

A neighbor’s vehicle and residence were struck with bullets. No injuries were reported by the neighbor, Lyons said. 

Officers made contact with Holden who was also at the residence where the shooting occurred and recovered a gun that was used to shoot back at the drive-by vehicle that struck a neighbor’s truck. 

Officers were able to obtain a vehicle description of the drive-by vehicle and were able to identify the tag number and owner of the vehicle using Flock cameras in the city, Lyons said. 

On Feb. 21, officers were able to locate the vehicle on Cherry Avenue where Boyd, Burch and Green were found inside the vehicle and were taken into custody. 

Lyons said on Tuesday bond had not been set.

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