Aggravated assault conviction affirmed in 2014 Hattiesburg shoot - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Aggravated assault conviction affirmed in 2014 Hattiesburg shooting

Vernell Miskell. SOURCE: Forrest County Sheriff's Dept. Vernell Miskell. SOURCE: Forrest County Sheriff's Dept.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed an aggravated assault conviction for a man convicted for a 2014 Hattiesburg shooting. 

Vernell Miskell, 24, was convicted of aggravated assault in May 2014 for shooting Albert Pollard. A Forrest County court sentenced Miskell to 20 years in prison.

Today, the Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling after a review found no errors. 

According to the decision, Miskell and Pollard attended a Hattiesburg party on Dec. 21, 2014. As Pollard attempted to purchase marijuana from another person in attendance, Miskell pointed a gun at him and yelled, "Freeze, don't move." Miskell shot Pollard twice as he attempted to flee.

Miskell also pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of murder in Sept. 2016 for his role in the shooting death of Johnnie Cooper, 20, whose body was discovered on Sept. 11, 2014 in Hattiesburg. Miskell's brother, V'Nell Miskell, was convicted of first degree murder for his role. 

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • MDOC orders statewide lockdown of prisons

    MDOC orders statewide lockdown of prisons

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:32:27 GMT
    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend. (Photo Source: Pixabay)The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend.  MDOC announced the weekend lockdown on Twitter on Friday, saying that there would be no visitation, commissary or outside recreation this weekend. According to the Tweet, the lockdown went into effect Friday afternoon and movement is limited statewide until further notice.  LOCKDOWN There will be no visitation, commissary, or outside recreation this weekend at all prison...

    More >>

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend.  MDOC announced the weekend lockdown on Twitter on Friday, saying that there would be no visitation, commissary or outside recreation this weekend. According to the Tweet, the lockdown went into effect Friday afternoon and movement is limited statewide until further notice.  LOCKDOWN There will be no visitation, commissary, or outside recreation this weekend at all prison...

    More >>
  • USM baseball to play doubleheader Saturday

    USM baseball to play doubleheader Saturday

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:24:47 GMT

    With inclement weather expected Sunday, the University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its Conference USA baseball series with Middle Tennessee State University with a Saturday doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park. The first game will start at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally-scheduled 2 p.m. start. The second game will begin about 45 minutes at the conclusion of the opener.

    More >>

    With inclement weather expected Sunday, the University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its Conference USA baseball series with Middle Tennessee State University with a Saturday doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park. The first game will start at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally-scheduled 2 p.m. start. The second game will begin about 45 minutes at the conclusion of the opener.

    More >>
  • HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:40:03 GMT
    Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

    More >>

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly