Man charged with assault on police officer

Photo: Starkville PD

A Starkville man is accused of hitting a police officer.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 1:48 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Starkville man is accused of hitting a police officer.

On Thursday sometime near 8:15 p.m., Starkville police responded to a house on South Montgomery Street to the report of a disturbance.

While on the scene, officers arrested 35-year-old Elija Jones for disorderly conduct.

Jones is accused of hitting an officer while being arrested. He was additionally charged with simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

His bond was set at $5,594.25.

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