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Hattiesburg man arrested in connection to September shooting

Kenzell Blakely was arrested Tuesday night and booked into Forrest County Jail on two counts of...
Kenzell Blakely was arrested Tuesday night and booked into Forrest County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault.(Hattiesburg Police Department)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:39 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man wanted on two counts of aggravated assault was arrested Tuesday by Hattiesburg police.

Kenzell Blakely, 21, of Hattiesburg, was arrested, around 10:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Lilac Street and booked into Forrest County Jail,.

According to the HPD, Blakely had two active warrants sworn on aggravated assault in connection with a Sept. 23 shooting at 212 Martin Luther Kind Ave. that injured a person.

One person was arrested at the scene, while a day later, HPD sent out a release saying they were looking for two men in connection with the shooting, Blakely and 21-year-old Darius Powe.

Powe, who had live warrants issued for shooting into a dwelling and aggravated assault, turned himself into HPD on Sept. 27.

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