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Two Laurel men arrested in shooting incident

Quayshawn Russell Quayshawn Russell
Desmond Jahad Powell Desmond Jahad Powell

Two men have been arrested in connection to a shooting incident that took place Wednesday night in the 1800 block of General Pershing Street. 

The Laurel Police Department responded to a shots fired call and on arrival it was discovered that unknown suspects had fired multiple shots and that one of those rounds went into a residence in the 1800 block of Johnson Drive. 

After receiving a description of the suspects from witnesses, officers Moulds and Blancett responded to 1516 Lee Street and took two suspects into custody.

Desmond Powell, 24, and 20-year old Quayshawn Russell were arrested without incident and transported to the Jones County Jail. Both suspects are charged with one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling. They went before Laurel Municipal Court Judge Kyle Robertson on Friday where their bonds were set at $100,000 each.

Sgt. Earl Reed is the lead investigator in this case. The Laurel Police Department would like to thank the citizens in that neighborhood that called in the information about the activity and if anyone has any information on crime they feel needs to be investigated, can call Crime Stoppers at 601-428-7867.

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