Lumberton police arrest man for attacking mayor

Lumberton mayor attacked by knife-wielding man
Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 3:13 PM CDT
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LUMBERTON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Lumberton Police Department responded to a call on north 8th street around 8 o’clock Friday morning and it ended in one man being charged with a felony.

Lumberton Mayor Quincy Rogers was at his home this morning when 58-year-old Robert Singleton reportedly attacked the mayor with a knife. Police said Mayor Rogers was able to hold the suspect until police arrived.

Singleton was arrested at the scene. Rogers injuries are not life threatening.

“Upon arrival our officers came in contact with two individuals that were in a physical altercation,” said Chief of Police, Adrian Fortenberry. “The subject with the weapon was detained and placed into our custody and transported to the Lamar County Jail and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

Singleton has been charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Lamar County Jail with no bond.

This is an ongoing investigation, and this story will be updated when more information is provided.

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