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Investigator Jason Mills (left) and Maj. Kelly McMillen display evidence collected during an investigation into a domestic aggravated assault case.

Man faces assault charge

A routine patrol may have saved the life of a Grenada woman, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

He said Lt. Mike Owens was patrolling in the 2300 block of Highway 178 West Monday morning around 2:15 when he observed two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot at a business. While on the scene, Owens heard a female asking for help.

“Further investigation revealed a woman in her late 20s was under assault with a post hole digger and knife,” Dickerson said.

Bobby Gene Beech, 24, of the 300 block of Denton Road, Holcomb, was arrested, he said. The suspect was charged with domestic violence aggravated assault Tuesday and placed under $50,000 bond in justice court. He remained in jail Tuesday morning.

Dickerson said the victim and the alleged attacker were in the process of getting a divorce. The charges may be updated later to attempted murder, pending further investigation, he said.

The victim had lacerations in her throat area, the sheriff said.

In other crime news, Marshall County is seeking information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for four past homicides. The Marshall County Board of Supervisors is offering a $15,000 reward for information that helps solve these cold-case murders. The victims, Maj. Kelly McMillen said, were Mark Hooper, Devin Hubbard, Will Phillips Jr. and Jamon Moton.

Anyone having information regarding these homicides or any other criminal acts in Marshall County is asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 662-252-1311 and ask to speak with investigators or the sheriff. Callers may remain anonymous and any information provided will be kept in strict confidence throughout any investigation, arrest or court action.

Holly Springs South Reporter

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