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HPD: Domestic incident suspect charged with multiple felonies

Matthew Bethley, 26, of Hattiesburg, surrendered to authorities just before 11 a.m. without...
Matthew Bethley, 26, of Hattiesburg, surrendered to authorities just before 11 a.m. without incident, according to HPD.(Hattiesburg Police Department)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 10:53 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A man who surrendered to officers following a domestic incident in Hattiesburg has been charged with multiple felonies.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, around 9:30 a.m., the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a report of a domestic altercation in the 2300 block of West 7th Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a woman who was involved in a domestic altercation. A man, 26-year-old Matthew Bethley, of Hattiesburg had also locked himself inside the woman’s apartment.

According to HPD, Bethley surrendered to authorities just before 11 a.m. without incident. The woman is also safe.

Bethley has been charged with one count of domestic violence-aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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