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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. 

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