Hattiesburg man dead after late night stabbing

A Hattiesburg man is in jail and charged with murder after stabbing and killing an unidentified man, also from Hattiesburg.

44-year-old Joe Frank Jones was arrested early Thursday morning two blocks from the scene of the murder after witnesses alerted police to his possible whereabouts.

The altercation between the two men started around 9:30 Wednesday night in the front yard 708 Charles Street.  The fight spilled over into the next lot where the victim was stabbed.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police say they have no motive for the killing and it is still under investigation.

Jones is being held in the Jones County Detention Center.