Four men arrested with guns, drugs on U.S. 49

By HASKEL BURNS,

Four men have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen firearms and drugs on U.S. 49 in Hattiesburg.

According to a news release from Ryan Moore, public information officer with the Hattiesburg Police Department, police arrived at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to the 6600 block of U.S. 49 in response to multiple individuals with weapons. Officers recovered four weapons, $3,280 in cash and marijuana.

The four individuals charged were:

  • Sternell Johnson, 24, of Hattiesburg. Johnson was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance (enhanced with a firearm), possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and fugitive from another jurisdiction.
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  • Christoper Wheeler, 18, of Hattiesburg. Wheeler was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance (enhanced with a firearm) and possession of a controlled substance.
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  • Vincent Durr, 20, of Bassfield. Durr was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance (enhanced with a firearm) and possession of a controlled substance.
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  • Kuderrius Gaddis, 18, of Hattiesburg. Gaddis was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance (enhanced with a firearm) and possession of a controlled substance.
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All four suspects have been booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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