Wanted man arrested in case related to West 5th Street shooting

Jerome Strickland, 38, of Hattiesburg.
Jerome Strickland, 38, of Hattiesburg.(Hattiesburg Police Department)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 9:42 PM CST
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - On Monday, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Hattiesburg Police Department arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting incident earlier in November.

According to HPD, 38-year-old Jerome Strickland, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody on four active warrants for aggravated assault. The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the arrest.

Strickland’s warrants were in connection to an investigation where a vehicle, driven by individuals allegedly associated with the West 5th Street shooting, was shot.

HPD posted that this incident occurred near 7th Street and Oliver Avenue around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3. There were no injuries reported during the incident.

Hattiesburg police have previously arrested five individuals in connection to the shooting on West 5th Street.

Strickland has been booked into the Forrest County Adult Detention Center.

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