Crime

Man sought in stabbing at Biloxi casino

Hallis Russ Jr.
Hallis Russ Jr. Biloxi police

Police are looking for a man they say stabbed someone at Hard Rock Casino Hotel, Biloxi police Maj. Chris De Back said.

Officers received word about a stabbing at the casino on Beach Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. Friday.

De Back said police believe the victim, a man in his 30s was stabbed by Hallis Wayne Russ Jr.

Russ, 29, left the scene on foot, De Back said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Russ is about 5-feet 10-inches tall, has a “buzzed” haircut and was wearing a blue button down shirt, De Back said.

De Back said surveillance footage of the suspect was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about ton Russ’ whereabouts should call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641, the Biloxi police Criminal Investigations Division at 228-435-6112 or email the CID at ciu@biloxi.ms.us. Tips can also be given to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

  Comments