Bond set for Hattiesburg man charged with 2nd-degree murder

Jeremy Underwood, 32, of Hattiesburg, has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the ongoing investigation.

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in Hattiesburg stabbing

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Bond was set Monday for a man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Hattiesburg on Sunday morning.

Jeremy Underwood, 32, is accused of fatally stabbing a man in 1200 block of Ida Avenue, according to police. His bond was set at $100,000.

Hattiesburg Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.
Hattiesburg Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene. ((Photo source: WDAM))

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim as 36-year-old Marcus Steele, of Hattiesburg.

As the investigation went on, police later learned that Underwood and Steele knew each other and were having an ongoing dispute.

Underwood requested a preliminary hearing in Hattiesburg Municipal Court during his bond hearing Monday.

According to HPD spokesperson Ryan Moore, this is Hattiesburg’s first homicide investigation of 2019.

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