1 jailed after Hattiesburg armed robbery

1 jailed after Hattiesburg armed robbery
Durrell Barnett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars and charged with armed robbery after an early morning incident in the Hub City.

Durrell Barnett, 30, turned himself in to authorities around 7 a.m. at the Hattiesburg Police Department.

According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler, the robbery happened at 2502 West 7th Street around 5:45 a.m.

Police said Barnett allegedly entered the business and displayed a handgun and demanded money. According to a release from the Hattiesburg Police Department, the store employee recognized Barnett.

Barnett fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, and later turned himself in around 7 a.m.