Man charged in deadly hit-and-run in Hattiesburg

Man charged in deadly hit-and-run in Hattiesburg
Gregory Bolton, 28, was charged in a hit-and-run that killed David Jones, who was struck by a vehicle on the night of Nov. 1 and died weeks later. (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police charged a Forrest County man Thursday in a hit-and-run that killed 35-year-old David Jones.

Gregory Bolton, 28, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death and tampering with physical evidence in connection to a hit-and-run on Country Club Road earlier this month, according to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore.

Jones was struck by a vehicle around 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and transported to a local hospital. He died from his injuries on Tuesday.

Moore said the vehicle involved was located on Creek Lane in Rawls Springs.

Bolton was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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