CAPTURED: Lucedale man charged with severely beating a woman now in custody

CAPTURED: Lucedale man charged with severely beating a woman now in custody
Brandon Chase Tanner, 34, is charged with felony domestic violence/aggravated assault after authorities say he severely beat a woman on Friday. (Source: George County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities have taken 34-year old Brandon Chase Tanner into custody. Tanner is charged with felony domestic violence/aggravated assault after authorities say he severely beat a woman on Friday.

George County Sheriff’s Office notified WLOX early Monday that they were looking for Tanner. Later Monday afternoon, the sheriff’s department posted on its Facebook page saying he was now in custody. No details were provided on whether he was captured or turned himself in.

Authorities say the assault was reported Friday in the Movella community but Tanner fled the area before deputies arrived. The victim suffered serious injuries that put her in the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office. By Monday, the victim was recovering at home with serious injuries to her face and body.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4877. Anonymous tips can also be made to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers both online and by calling 877-787-5898.

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