Police find murder suspect hiding behind trash dumpster

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A Mississippi murder suspect was found Tuesday evening hiding behind a trash dumpster, police reported.

At 6:36 p.m., officers with the Vicksburg Police Department, acting on information received from an outside agency, responded to 20 North Washington Street near First East Street.

Once there, they found Desmond Fortenberry, 28, of Silver Creek, who was wanted on a warrant for a murder in Jefferson Davis County hiding behind a trash dumpster.

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He was taken to custody without incident and, according to the department, is awaiting transportation back to Jefferson Davis County.