Suspect captured in Hattiesburg murder case

By Jeff Daley

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)  - Authorities arrested Monday a suspect in the Sunday murder of a Hattiesburg woman.

Officials with the United States Marshals and the Gulfport Police Department arrested Anthony Rico Gipson, 35, and charged him with murder.

Gipson was arrested around 3 a.m. in the parking lot of the Island View Casino in Gulfport. Authorities said Gipson produced a gun and placed it to his head but was convinced to surrender. Gipson has since been released to Hattiesburg authorities.

The body of a woman in her early 20s was found by Hattiesburg Police about 9 p.m. Sunday night.

The victim was found in a first floor apartment at Towne Villa Apartments in the 1200 block of Beverly Hills Road.

Police are not saying how the woman was killed, nor have they released her identity.

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