Jones County Sheriff: Domestic assault victim lies to protect at - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Jones County Sheriff: Domestic assault victim lies to protect attacker

Alan Maddox Alan Maddox
Karen Buffington Karen Buffington
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

On Monday, Karen Buffington, 31 of Laurel called central dispatch with a complaint of a domestic disturbance. 

When Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene the suspect, Allan Maddox, 33 of Laurel, had fled the residence. 

Buffington told deputies she had been beaten and choked and there were visible signs that an altercation had taken place. Buffington was transported by ambulance to a local ER for observation.

On Tuesday, a tip was called in to central dispatch as to the possible location of Maddox. 

Deputies went to a residence on Palmer Road in Laurel where they found Buffington. Deputies asked Buffington if Maddox was on the premises and she stated, “No."

During the on-site investigation Buffington was asked again if Maddox was at the residence she then said, “I'm not going to lie, I don't want to go to jail, but he's inside.” 

Deputies entered the residence and took Maddox into custody where they found children inside and also discovered marijuana and paraphernalia on the scene.

“The falsifying of the suspects whereabouts is a serious issue. The situation could have put our deputies in harm's way. Our team comes onto a scene to restore safety, being given false information creates more chaos and potentially destructive outcomes,” said Sheriff Alex Hodge.

Maddox was arrested on the scene and charged with felony domestic violence, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. His bond was set for $5,500.00 ($500 was for a previous charge, not related to this case).

As a result of the investigation, Buffington was taken into custody on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and charged with a misdemeanor of false information.

Copyright WDAM 2015. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Players of the Pine Belt-Matthew Ryals

  • Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:41:03 GMT

    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

    More >>

    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg PD proposes budget for 2018-2019

    Hattiesburg PD proposes budget for 2018-2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:14:14 GMT
    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list to better the department. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list to better the department. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list, to better the department. WDAM spoke to Chief Parker about the beginning stages of his new proposed budget. Numbers are rolling out for the Hattiesburg Police Department's 2018-2019 fiscal year budget proposal.  WDAM caught up with Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker on the phone following his visit to city hall where he outlined that wish list for the city council. Chief Parker ...

    More >>

    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list, to better the department. WDAM spoke to Chief Parker about the beginning stages of his new proposed budget. Numbers are rolling out for the Hattiesburg Police Department's 2018-2019 fiscal year budget proposal.  WDAM caught up with Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker on the phone following his visit to city hall where he outlined that wish list for the city council. Chief Parker ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly