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Man and woman arrested in string of armed robberies at Hattiesburg hotels

Keisha Naketta Patterson.  Source: Hattiesburg Police Department Keisha Naketta Patterson. Source: Hattiesburg Police Department
Surveillance camera captured Patterson during armed robbery at Hattiesburg Motel 6. Surveillance camera captured Patterson during armed robbery at Hattiesburg Motel 6.
Eric Magee.  Source: Forrest County Jail Eric Magee. Source: Forrest County Jail
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A woman wanted for a string of armed robberies at Hattiesburg hotels was arrested on the coast.

Hattiesburg Police and the U.S. Marshals arrested Keisha Naketta Patton, 29, of Marion County in Gulfport Saturday night. 

Patton is charged with three counts of armed robbery.

Officials said Eric Magee, 25, of Columbia, was also arrested with Patton.  He is charged with three counts of accessory in the investigation. Both suspect's charges were in connection to armed robberies at Sleep Inn, HIlton Garden Inn, and Motel 6. 

Patton was wanted in the recent armed robbery at the Motel 6 on US 49 in Hattiesburg during the morning of Thursday, June 15.  HPD Public Information Officer LaTosha Myers-Mitchell said Patton was also suspect in recent hotel robberies in the past week.

HPD said the Marion County Sheriff's Office and Columbia Police Department assisted in the arrest by leading police to an anonymous citizens who helped with identifying Patton in the crimes. 

The armed robbery at the Motel 6 was just one of five armed robberies at area businesses in the past week in Hattiesburg.  Police still need help identifying suspects in those crimes.

If you have any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

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