Arrest made in Hattiesburg’s third homicide of 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WHLT) –  Authorities with the Hattiesburg Police Department tell us Steven Armstrong,46, has been charged with murder in connection the Hub City’s third homicide of the year.

Investigators say Armstrong was the roommate of the victim.

According to Lt. Jon Traxler with HPD, investigators were called to 106 Montague Street around 8 a.m.Wednesday.

The owner of the home stopped to check on the residents and discovered a deceased black male.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict has identified that victim as Nicholas Brown, 35, of Hattiesburg.

Benedict says Brown’s body showed signs of a severe altercation.

An autopsy will be performed tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

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