Man arrested after domestic violence incident in Hattiesburg

Pine Belt

Matthew Bethley (Courtesy: Hattiesburg Police Dept.)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A man who barricaded himself inside a Hattiesburg home on West 7th Street has been arrested.

Police said Matthew Bethley, 26, has been charged with one count of domestic violence-aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to investigators, officers responded to the home around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. When they arrived, they discovered Bethley had locked himself inside a woman’s apartment after a domestic violence incident.

He surrendered to authorities right before 11:00 a.m. Bethley was taken to the Forrest County Jail.

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