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Hub City man found guilty in 2014 shooting

Vernell Miskell. Source: FCSD Vernell Miskell. Source: FCSD
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A jury has found a Hub City man guilty for his part in a 2014 shooting. 

Vernell Miskell, 23, was found guilty Friday afternoon in a Forrest County Courtroom.

Miskell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 2014 shooting that injured a victim on Harrell Street in Hattiesburg.

The trial: 

Miskell 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.

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