Crime

Gulfport man arrested after drug deal gone wrong, cops say

Jaquan Terrell Moffett
Jaquan Terrell Moffett Harrison County Adult Detention Center

A Gulfport man has been arrested on an armed robbery charge after a drug deal gone wrong, police say.

Police say Jaquan Terrell Moffett, 20, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the crime that happened about a month ago.

Gulfport police Sgt. Clayton Fulks said in a news release that officers responded to an armed robbery call on the morning of July 8 in the 13000 block of Tracewood Drive.

Fulks said the victim claimed he had a small amount of narcotics that were taken from him at gunpoint by Moffett during a supposed drug deal. He said the victim and Moffett knew one another.

Moffett was taken to the Harrison County Adult jail. Judge Melvin Ray set Moffett’s bond at $50,000.

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