LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A man is behind bars and charged with aggravated assault after a weekend incident in Laurel.
According to the Laurel Police Department, on Saturday around 11 p.m., LPD officers responded to the ER at South Central Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault.
Officers found a man suffering from a big laceration in his chest and abdomen area. It appeared to have been made from an edged weapon.
A little later, LPD officers encountered a man, Derrick McCurdy, in the 1000 block of North 3rd Avenue, and he was identified as being a suspect in the assault case.
McCurdy was charged with one count of aggravated assault, and he made his initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court court Monday.