Sheriff: Argument escalates to altercation in Jones County

Sheriff: Argument escalates to altercation in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department 

On Sunday, Jones County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Houston Road in reference to an aggravated assault.  When deputies arrived, they discovered the adult female victim had been transported to the hospital.

From the hospital, the victim gave deputies her statement of what had taken place between her and Evelyn Ducksworth, 34 of Laurel.

The victim and Ducksworth were sitting in the victim's vehicle outside of the complex in which they resided.

Ducksworth was upset about some personal issues.

The victim told her she was ready to go inside her apartment and Ducksworth became angry, and an argument ensued.

The females got out of the vehicle and Ducksworth retreated to her apartment.

Concerned about Ducksworth being upset about the personal issues, the victim knocked on Duckworth's front door to check on her.

She found Duckworth still angry about being told to get out of the vehicle and another argument began and quickly escalated into an altercation, when Ducksworth took a knife and cut the victim three times.

The victim was treated with stitches at the hospital.

A warrant was issued for Ducksworth on aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the Hoy Community for a disturbance call.  When they arrived on the scene, they recognized Ducksworth and took her into custody.

She was interviewed and admitted to the altercation and the use of excessive force.

Ducksworth's bond was set at $10,000.