|This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department
JONES COUNTY, Miss. - On January 27, 2017, Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators were contacted in regards to a domestic violence event. The victim, and girlfriend, of Timothy Joe Knight, 29 of Laurel, alerted authorities she had been physically abused by Knight.
The victim stated Knight became enraged with her and woke her up around midnight by hitting her while she was lying in bed. He then burned her arm and face multiple times with a cigarette and poured liquids, including cooking grease on her. All of the commotion woke their young child, who witnessed the assault. The abuse continued for hours, until the pair went to town. The victim was able to break free from Knight later in the day and contacted law enforcement. She was taken to the Emergency Room for medical care, where it was concluded she had sustained a ruptured eardrum during the assault.
An arrest warrant was issued and Knight was arrested on January 29, 2017 and charged with Domestic Violence – Aggravated Assault. If he is convicted, he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. His initial appearance is scheduled for 2:30pm on January 30, 2017 at Jones County Justice Court.