Arrest made in Hattiesburg armed robberies

Dominique Beard
Dominique Beard

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two suspects are behind bars, and police are looking for a third in connection with two armed robberies in which the victims were beaten and robbed at gunpoint.

Police say these incidents were not related to last Thursday's home invasion that killed a Hattiesburg man in the same area.

Dominique Beard, 19, of Prentiss has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and assault. Police say he and other suspects beat and robbed two people in separate incidents at the Mark Apartments and at 23 Golf Course Road two weekends ago.

A second suspect who is 17-years-old turned himself in Monday but will be charged as an adult. The third suspect has not been identified.  

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