TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - An Olive Branch man is accused of assaulting a person in Tupelo and stealing a car.
On Sunday, September 23, Tupelo police were dispatched to South Eason Boulevard in reference to a stolen vehicle.
The victim told police the attacker approached him in a parking lot. After a short talk, the suspect attacked the victim physically and fled in the victim’s blue Ford Mustang, police report.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was identified as Coleman Vasser III.
Police say Vasser, 20, had fled from the North Mississippi State Hospital on Briar Ridge Road shortly before the assault.
Vasser was captured by Holly Springs police later that day. Police say he had been involved in a collision in the stolen Mustang in Holly Springs.
On Monday, Vasser was taken back to Tupelo. He was charged with felony theft of a vehicle.