Suspect arrested in aggravated assault

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly beating his sister.

James Edgar Cluff was taken into custody Tuesday afterreporting the incident that occurred in the 800 block of Grace Avenue.

According to a Hattiesburg police incident report, Cluff allegedly chocked andslammed the victims head on the ground causing trauma to her head and neck.

Thevictim stated her and her brother had gotten upset and went into a rage.

Thevictim was transported to a local hospital where she was admitted due to herinjuries.