Hattiesburg man charged with residential burglary

Hattiesburg man charged with residential burglary
Lionel Isiah Townsend, 20, was charged with residential burglary. (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police charged a Hub City man with residential burglary on Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress report at a home in the 1000 block of Edwards Street just before 1 p.m., according to the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Police said the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Lionel Isiah Townsend, fled the home but was arrested next door.

Townsend was booked in the Forrest County Jail.

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