Jones County Sheriff: Kidnap victim had suspect’s name carved into her leg

Published 9:40 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

LAUREL (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping after he allegedly held his girlfriend captive for two days and carved his name in her leg.

A Friday news release from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old William McCoy of Ellisville was arrested Thursday at his residence.

The release says the victim ran into a Jones County business screaming on Thursday. Someone called the victim’s mother, who went to authorities seeking help.

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The release said the woman was taken to a hospital with cigarette burns, serious bruises and cuts — including the name “William” carved into her leg. Online inmate records showed McCoy was still jailed Friday but contained no information on his attorney or whether he has entered a plea to the charges.