Bond set for man accused of choking grandfather

Bond set for man accused of choking grandfather

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man who was charged for choking his grandfather had his bond set in court Thursday.

Devin Mann, 20, was given a $10,000 bond. The judge also ordered he have no contact with his grandparents.

Earlier reports: 

On March 23, a Jones County deputy was dispatched to a residence on Luther Hill Road in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke to the 81-year-old victim, who identified as the grandfather of the suspect.

According to a news release issued by the sheriff's department, the grandfather stated that Devin Mann, 20 of Laurel, had come to his home with Mann's infant.

Mann's grandmother, who also resides at the home, became concerned that the baby was left in a room that was too cold. When she voiced her concerns to Mann, he became enraged.

Mann then began to verbally assault his grandparents, according to the release.

When the grandfather spoke up in defense of his wife, Mann began to choke him with a move from mixed martial arts, according to the sheriff.

When the deputy arrived, Mann had already fled the scene.

The 81-year-old victim was checked by EmServ medics and declined to go to the hospital.

Sheriff's Department Investigators questioned the grandfather, who said that Mann has been a continual problem, threatening them by saying, "You don't want to know what's going to happen to you if you ever put me in jail for stuff like this."

The grandfather also reported that Mann had caused his family to live in fear by cursing at them and striking his grandmother with an object, according to the release.

A warrant was issued for Mann, and he was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault. Mann was taken into custody at his grandparent's residence.

His initial appearance will be at the Jones County Justice Court on March 30 at 3 p.m.