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Suspect appears in court after home invasion of elderly man

Source: Vicksburg Police Dept Source: Vicksburg Police Dept
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A suspect wanted in the home invasion of an elderly Vicksburg man appeared in court on Friday.

55-year-old Carl Marshall was arraigned in municipal court and his bond was set at $50,000.

42-year-old Betty Robertson will be arrested after she has been released from UMMC. 

Investigators say Robertson, who was familiar with 82-year-old homeowner Roosevelt Wilson, had repeatedly tried to gain entry into his home. 

On Wednesday she forced her way inside.

"She beat on the door. I heard her knocking you know. I wouldn't let her in," said Wilson. "Well, I keep this 38 under my pillow you know. I was in the bed. So when this door opened, I made three shots up here and shot her."

Vicksburg police said a trail of blood on Wilson's porch was left by Robertson. 

"When we arrived on the scene we did in fact find the victim. She had been shot in the leg," said Vicksburg Police chief Walter Armstrong. "They were not given permission to enter his home and of course he did not appreciate it, and he showed that by firing his weapon."

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