Bond set for suspects in USM players shooting

HATTIESBURG — Bond has been set at $1.5 million each for two people arrested as accessories in the shooting of three University of Southern Mississippi football players outside a Hattiesburg nightclub Sunday.

Two Bassfield residents — 25-year-old Cleothus Wilkerson and 49-year-old Patricia L. Brown — appeared Wednesday in Forrest County Justice Court.

Judge George Schmidt set their bond at $500,000 on each of three counts of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. The two were returned to the Forrest County jail after the brief hearing.

No trial date has been set. Court officials said they did not know if the two had attorneys.

Authorities were still looking for Travis Brown, who is wanted on three counts of aggravated assault.

The Associated Press

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