Lumberton city employee jailed on assault charge

Lumberton city employee jailed on assault charge
Daniel Davis/Photo credit: Lamar County Jail

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - The city of Lumberton Public Works director is facing assault charges after a Friday morning incident at a county building.

Daniel Davis, 63, was charged with disturbing the peace and simple assault after authorities said he allegedly assaulted two people in the county library around 10 a.m.

According to Lumberton Police Chief Elsie Cowart, Davis was arrested and transported to the Lamar County Jail where he was booked in.

The two people were taken to a local hospital to be checked out, but none of their injuries were life threatening.

Cowart said other charges are pending regarding the outcome of the investigation.

Davis' bond was set at $1,000, according to the Lamar County Jail.