President of Mississippi university’s student government group arrested on drug, weapons charges.

Published 1:39 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

James Stirgus III, a 2016 graduate of Vicksburg High School and the current president of the Alcorn State University Student Government Association, was reportedly arrested on the Lorman campus Thursday, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

The details of the arrest have not yet been made available by the Alcorn State University Police Department.

Stirgus was transported to the Claiborne County Jail, where he later posted a $10,000 bond.

According to a story posted on Alcorn State’s website, Stirgus, a business finance major, was elected the 2019-2020 SGA president in March.

“I feel blessed that the student body trusts me to be their student leader, and I’m excited to put my best foot forward,” Stirgus said in the story.