On Friday, a Jackson resident was sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assault. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 31-year-old Christopher Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He will have five years to serve, five years suspended and three years of post-release supervision. His sentencing was delayed since the jury found him guilty in court a month ago.
Victim Stabbed 27 Times
Wilson, in addition to four other co-defendants, were accused of stabbing another pre-trial detainee 27 times while they were inside the Hinds County Detention Center. The victim, who survived the attack, was able to identify the assailants. The article didn’t report on what sentences or other charges the co-defendants were also facing.
Assault Charges in Jackson
Circumstances can vary widely from case to case. An arrest for assault can happen in bar fights, domestic disputes and even in correctional holding facilities. While most simple assault charges involve minor fisticuff, slaps or shoves, aggravated assault typically involves weapons and or much greater harm to the other party involved. Aggravated assaults, whether they involve traditional weapons or not, can leave victims in the hospital with severe injuries. This isn’t your average bar fight. Listed below are just a few examples of different types of aggravated assault.
Examples of Aggravated Assault
• Stabbing somebody • Shooting somebody
• Beating somebody with a blunt object • Using your automobile as a weapon
• Beating and injury somebody very badly • Using a rope or similar object to choke a person
• Using any type of ordinary everyday object to hurt somebody with
When to Call a Lawyer
After any kind of arrest, whether it’s simple assault, aggravated assault or some other type of crime, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You need an attorney with the time, resources and skills to devote to your freedom and future.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, contact the skilled defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a case consultation today.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.