Jones County man arrested for allegedly beating, choking girlfriend

Jones County man arrested for allegedly beating, choking girlfriend

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man has been charged with domestic aggravated assault for allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend, according to authorities.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department arrested Kenneth Pruitt, 35, last week after wounds on the victim were consistent with her claims.

Deputies said they were called to the local emergency room April 26 where the 30-year-old woman said her boyfriend had assaulted her after an evening of drinking.

Pruitt was arrested shortly after. His bond was set at $5,000.