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Man charged for striking Starkville officer


Elija Jones

Elija Jones



Dispatch Staff Report



A police response to a disturbance call ended with a Starkville man in jail for attacking a police officer. 


Police responded to a residence on South Montgomery Street at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a disturbance, according to a Starkville Police Department press release. 


While on the scene, officers arrested Elija Jones, 35, for disorderly conduct. 


Jones reportedly struck an officer while he was being arrested, and was further charged with simple assault on a law enforcement officer. 


The officer did not receive treatment, according to Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady. 


Jones was booked into the Oktibbeha County Jail on $5,594.25 bond, and had his initial court appearance on Friday. He was still in jail as of Saturday afternoon.




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