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Bond set for Laurel man facing multiple charges

Leverne McDonald Photo Credit: Jones County Sheriff's Department Leverne McDonald Photo Credit: Jones County Sheriff's Department
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

On Wednesday, Jones County Sheriff’s deputies located and arrested a wanted Laurel man on multiple charges.

Laverne McDonald, 48 of Laurel, was wanted on a warrant that was issued in September 2015.

McDonald was charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated assault domestic violence. 

McDonald made his appearance in Jones County Justice Court where his bond for the rape charge was set at $50,000. His domestic aggravated assault bond was set at $10,000, and the kidnapping bond was set at $25,000. 

His bond totaled $85,000. 

On Sept. 16, 2015, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Forest Holifield Road for a welfare complaint. 

A home health nurse came to see her patient when she noticed unusual markings on the victim.  The victim had scratches on her back and duct tape residue on her neck, mouth, feet and hands, according to a news release issued by JCSD. 

The victim said her boyfriend had aggressively pulled her off the sofa. When she tried leaving the home, he pulled her by her hair when she made it outside, and dragged her back in the home. 

She said McDonald then used duct tape to cover her mouth then sexually assaulter her, according to the release. 

He also used duct tape to bind her head, feet and hands.  He left the residence for several hours then returned to the home where he cut the tape off of her. 

The victim then contacted her home health nurse for help and McDonald once again left the home.

When deputies arrived McDonald was gone. 

A press release asking for his whereabouts was put out immediately, and he was included on a wanted list. 

At the time of his arrest he was out on bond for a burglary charge.  That bond is expected to be revoked.  

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