Hub City man on trial for 2014 shooting

Hub City man on trial for 2014 shooting
Vernell Miskell/Photo credit: HPD

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hub City man's trial is underway in Forrest County for aggravated assault in connection to a December 2014 shooting incident.

Vernell Miskell, 23, was arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Harrell Street on Dec. 21, 2014, in Hattiesburg.

Miskell was charged with aggravated assault in the incident where a victim was shot twice.

Jury selection and opening remarks began Thursday before Judge Jon Mark Weathers.

Other Charges:

Miskell also has a pending murder charge in the shooting death of Johnnie Cooper, 20, whose body was discovered Sept. 11, 2014 in a drainage ditch at the Timberton Softball Complex off Helveston Road.

Miskell has been in the Forrest County Jail since Aug. 5, 2015.