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Man on probation for murder charged with felony child abuse

Law enforcement also recovered several firearms during the investigation.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 3:06 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 10:08 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man on probation for murder in Virginia finds himself back behind bars in Lee County.

Sheriff Jim Johnson says Robert Jones, 49, is charged with felony child abuse and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

A report was filed on the 29th by a third party about the choking of a child under the age of 13 at a home in Guntown.

He was arrested yesterday after an investigation and had a handgun on him.

Johnson says 6 more rifle/shotgun style weapons were found in the home during an investigation.

He was on probabation under the charges of 2nd degree murder, perjury, use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and felony assault.

The came from federal court in Virginia.

Jones bond was set at $250,000.

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