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Laurel man charged with assault on a police officer

Joseph Gilmore Joseph Gilmore
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

On Tuesday, Sgt. Earl Reed with the Laurel Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of West 15th Street.

During the stop, Joseph E. Gilmore Jr.,24,  became uncooperative and assaulted Sgt. Reed by striking him in the head, according to a news release issued by LPD. 

Sgt. Reed was then assisted by LPD patrol in taking Gilmore into custody.

Sgt. Reed suffered minor injuries and received medical treatment from an LPD Medic.

Gilmore faces misdemeanor traffic violations, open container, and felony assault on a police officer, according to the release.

Gilmore will have his initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court Wednesday.

Sgt. Michael Reaves is the lead investigator in the case.

As always, anyone with information about criminal activity are asked to call LPD or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

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