Arrested and charged with aggravated assault in Hancock County

Arrest

On September 29, 2021, the Bay St. Louis Police Department arrested Deon Morgan, a 42-year-old male of Hancock County, MS., and charged him with aggravated assault.

On September 17, 2021, at approximately 11:40 p.m. Officers of the Bay St. Louis Police Department, responded to a shooting in the downtown area.

Tray Barnes, a 27-year-old male of Biloxi, MS, who suffered a single gunshot wound. Barnes was transported to Gulfport Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

Investigation identified a shooting suspect as, Deon Morgan, a 42-year-old male of the Bayside Park community in Hancock County, MS.

Detectives with the Bay St. Louis Police Department obtained an arrest warrant from Municipal Court Judge Stephen Maggio charging Morgan with one count of Aggravated Assault setting his bond at $250,000.00.

On September 29, 2021, Morgan turned himself in to the Bay St. Louis Police Department. Morgan was arrested and transported to the Hancock County Jail under a $250,000.00 bond set by Municipal Court Judge Maggio.

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