Hattiesburg man arrested, charged with manslaughter

Rickey Keeton
Rickey Keeton

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is dead after an aggravated assault on Sunday left him with head injuries.

Police arrested his alleged assailant, Rickey Keeton, and charged him with manslaughter.

Hattiesburg police were responding to an assault and stolen vehicle report in the 600 block of Memphis Street Sunday when Larry Doby, 61, approached the officers. Police said Doby told them he was in his home when the same assailant came in and hit him twice in the head with a beer bottle. The injured man was then transported to a local medical facility for treatment where he died Monday at 5 p.m.

Officers later stopped the stolen vehicle and arrested the driver, Ricky Keeton, for allegedly stealing the car and assaulting the owner.

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