Pine Belt shelters help out victims of domestic violence - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Pine Belt shelters help out victims of domestic violence

photo credit: WDAM photo credit: WDAM
PINE BELT (WDAM) -

Two people were charged with aggravated assault domestic violence on Sunday in Jones County and victim advocates want to help those who are affected.

The National Coalition against domestic violence reported that 1 in 3 women and 1 and 4 men experience physical abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime in Mississippi.

Doklkeilya Crumbly was charged over the weekend for domestic violence aggravated assault after hurting her ex-boyfriend, Damarius Cooley.

“He had the visible evidence that a knife had been used and he was cut and it was from Ms. Crumbley that the altercation took place,” Jones County Sheriff's Public Relations Director Allyson Knotts said. 

Knotts said a person can face up to 20 years behind bars if they are faced with aggravated assault charges.

“It’s not only not right, not only illegal but the Jones County Sheriff’s department does not take a blind eye to it,” Knotts said.

There are several victim advocate groups within the Jones, Hattiesburg and Laurel city police departments.

“There is no shame in reaching out for help, someone is always out there that can help you,” Laurel Police Department victims advocate Melicia Coopers said.

Domestic violence victims can also get help at Domestic Abuse Family shelters located in Hattiesburg and Laurel. The shelters give victims a place to stay for 90 days and help with case management, finding jobs and providing food.

 “One of the best parts is when they come in and they are scared and you help them get on their feet and access resources in the community and things like that,” Laurel Shelter Manager Destiny Buckley said. 

The domestic family shelter is opening up another location and is asking for donations.

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • 2 jailed after failed robbery in Hub City

    2 jailed after failed robbery in Hub City

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:51 PM EST2017-11-24 03:51:45 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    A pair of suspects are behind bars after an apparent drug deal went bad at a Hub City motel.  Hattiesburg police responded to the Deluxe Inn at 900 Broadway Drive for a report of a robbery.  “As officers were conducting their investigation, it was determined that the victim and suspect would both be charged,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Amos Ball and Laquan Jones were both arrested at the scene and charged with conspiracy to commit a ...More >>
    A pair of suspects are behind bars after an apparent drug deal went bad at a Hub City motel.  Hattiesburg police responded to the Deluxe Inn at 900 Broadway Drive for a report of a robbery.  “As officers were conducting their investigation, it was determined that the victim and suspect would both be charged,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Amos Ball and Laquan Jones were both arrested at the scene and charged with conspiracy to commit a ...More >>
  • 1 injured, 1 jailed in Hattiesburg shooting

    1 injured, 1 jailed in Hattiesburg shooting

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-24 02:40:16 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    A Thursday night shooting injured one person and landed another behind bars in the Hub City.  Ahmed Atiefa was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault after a shooting at Fat Boys, located at 819 Edwards Street just after 6 p.m.  “A male threw a drink at the cashier, who was Atiefa, and he grabbed a gun and went around the counter and tried to kick the victim, and then shot the victim,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Th...

    More >>

    A Thursday night shooting injured one person and landed another behind bars in the Hub City.  Ahmed Atiefa was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault after a shooting at Fat Boys, located at 819 Edwards Street just after 6 p.m.  “A male threw a drink at the cashier, who was Atiefa, and he grabbed a gun and went around the counter and tried to kick the victim, and then shot the victim,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Th...

    More >>
  • Shoppers get a head start on Black Friday deals

    Shoppers get a head start on Black Friday deals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-11-24 01:58:56 GMT
    source:wdamsource:wdam

    Black Friday technically starts the day after Thanksgiving, but for many people, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving.

    People were lined up outside of retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, and JC Penny’s as early as 8 pm Thanksgiving Eve to be the first to catch the best deals.

    More >>

    Black Friday technically starts the day after Thanksgiving, but for many people, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving.

    People were lined up outside of retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, and JC Penny’s as early as 8 pm Thanksgiving Eve to be the first to catch the best deals.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly