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1 charged, 1 sought after Hub City man set on fire

Kunta Kidd. Source: HPD Kunta Kidd. Source: HPD
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The investigation into a Hub City man that was set on fire has led authorities to one arrest in the case.

Kunta Kidd, 39, of Gulfport, turned himself in to Lamar County authorities Wednesday night. He was turned over to Hattiesburg police, according to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.

Kidd was charged with one count of aggravated assault, non-use of a weapon, in connection to the Sept. 17 incident where a man was lit on fire in the 500 block of Ruby Avenue.

According to Traxler, after the incident, investigators spoke with the victim who told them that the two men connected with the crime were at his residence when the incident occurred.

“The victim advised that two black men poured gasoline on him and set him on fire,” said Traxler. “The victim advised they were able to call a relative who came and took them to the hospital.”

The victim was air lifted to the burn center in Jackson, and the victim is in critical condition, but stable. 

The other suspect's identity has not been released by authorities at this time. 

The investigation is still ongoing, if anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

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