Julianna and Robert Fitton of Oak Grove know all too well the pain another Pine Belt family is experiencing after the death of their child earlier this week. In November 2016, the Fittons’ daughter, Chloe, a senior at Oak Grove High School, killed herself outside the family’s home after the family went to bed.
Three years ago, state officials conducted the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, showing 15.1 percent of high school students in Mississippi had made a plan to attempt suicide within 12 months before the survey.
A former Earl Travillion Attendance Center teacher has surrendered to Hattiesburg police and has been charged with one county of sexual battery from a position of trust or authority.
Police have arrrested the suspect in the shooting death of Mark Gould.
According to a statement from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, Jonathon Darnell Jones, 26, of Laurel, turned himself into police Friday afternoon. He will be charged with one count of murder.