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June 9, 2021

Hattiesburg man arrested for grand larceny

Gabbi Ferreri

Yesterday, June 8, 2021, Hattiesburg Police arrested an individual who stole a vehicle around 2:30 p.m.

Christopher James Axton, 25, of Sumrall, was arrested at the end of Stephens Lane, off Richburg Road, after attempting to avoid officers in a stolen Chevy Silverado.

The Chevy Silverado was stolen from Hutchinson Avenue just a short time before and spotted by officers.

Axton has been charged with one count of grand larceny auto and booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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