Lamar Co. man jailed for assaulting deputies

Lamar Co. man jailed for assaulting deputies
Robert Nguyen, 29/Photo credit: LCSD

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County man is behind bars and facing assault charges after allegedly attacking deputies.

Robert Nguyen, 29, was arrested Saturday on Morrell Circle in Lamar County afters officer responded to a domestic dispute call.

"Nguyen attacked three officers, he assaulted two of them, luckily they did not need any type of medical attention, it was just minor injuries," Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said.

According to Rigel, deputies had to deploy a taser, and the suspect continued to fight.

"He kept fighting even after the used the taser and he fought them all the way to the jail and even when he got there," Rigel said.

Nguyen was charged with two felony counts of simple assault on a police officer, along with several other misdemeanor charges, according to Rigel.