November 9, 2021

Gulfport man arrested in Sunday stabbing death

Therese Apel

Phillip Latrell Collins

Gulfport police have made an arrest in a homicide that took place on Sunday.

According to a release from GPD, Phillip Latrell Collins, 50, was charged today with one count of first degree murder after the death of James Andrew Higgins, 59.

Police say they went to a home on 25th Street for a welfare check, and when they got thre, Higgins was found dead. It appeared he was the victim of a homicide.

As detectives worked the case, they learned that Higgins and Collins had gotten into a fight. Collins had allegedly stabbed Higgins multiple times and fled the scene.

Collins has been booked and was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility. He is being held without -bond.

Anyone with information regarding this inc-ident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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