2 charged in Hattiesburg aggravated assault

2 charged in Hattiesburg aggravated assault
Vernell Miskell

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two Hattiesburg men are behind bars and charged with aggravated assault after a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Harrell Street Dec. 21st.

Vernell Miskell, 21, was arrested Sunday afternoon at Jackson Wood Court in Hattiesburg, in connection to the crime where a victim was shot twice around 1 a.m. December 21. Marquis Kelly, 17, was also arrested and charged as an adult in connection to the crime.

No weapon was recovered at the scene or the time of the arrest, and the investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information regarding the incident, contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.