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Arrest made in Jones County in Lamar County beating case

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The following is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department:

A Forrest County man is in custody today charged in connection with an early morning brutal beating that occurred in Jones County just minutes from the Forrest County line.

Sheriff Alex Hodge identified the suspect as Jonathan Hart field, 36, of the 100 block of Hart field Road of Petal.

Hodge said, "Jones County Sheriff's Department Deputies received a call this morning around 6:30 a.m. where a passerby had discovered a severely beaten unidentified man on Macedonia Road near the South end of Jones County.

An investigation into the beating revealed that the victim, Bryant Over street, 35, of Oak Grove had been brutally beaten with what is believed to be with a handheld wooden object by his acquaintance Jonathan Hart field following an early morning dispute that allegedly led to the assault."  

Sergeant Jamie Redford with the Investigative Division added, "The information received during the investigation led authorities to believe that Jonathan Hart field of Forrest County was our prime suspect. Therefore, with the assistance of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department we were able to have an arrest warrant issued for Hart field and within minutes he was located at his residence in Forrest County and placed into custody charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon."

The victim was immediately transferred to Forrest General Hospital where he was treated for multiple lacerations of the head and scalp as well as numerous broken bones. He was later released.

Hart field remains behind bars at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility where he is expected to make his initial appearance before a Jones County Justice Court judge on Monday. This is an ongoing investigation, anyone having information related to this case is asked to please contact the Jones County Sheriff's Department Investigative Division at (601) 425-3147 or Crime Stoppers at (601) 428-7867.

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