Mississippi man charged with knowingly spreading HIV

Published 9:29 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police say a Mississippi man has been charged with knowingly exposing others to HIV.

News outlets report 29-year-old Tyrone Ross, of Gulfport, was arrested Sunday as the result of a complaint received against him at a hospital.

Gulfport police Sgt. Clayton Fulks says Ross met a man while they were in jail and was intimate with him behind bars. Fulks says they continued their relationship after they were released. Police say the relationship lasted between October 2015 and May 2018.

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Police say Ross had previously been convicted for knowingly exposing others to HIV twice. It’s unclear if Ross has a lawyer.