Tupelo police seek man for Walmart assaults

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Tupelo police are seeking a man following three assaults at Walmart.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 4:42 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 4:45 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police are seeking a man following three assaults at Walmart.

Police say all three incidents happened at the West Main Street Walmart.

The first call was on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. Police responded to the store for a simple assault. Police say an unknown man had hit another man then fled.

At 8:45 p.m., police received a similar call at Walmart concerning another man being assaulted.

The third reported incident happened Wednesday morning at 7:00. Officers were again dispatched to the Walmart for another assault. Police say the attacker punched another man and then fled.

In all three incidents, the victims were not seriously injured, and no property was reported missing.

Police have identified Johntavious Trice as a person-of-interest in all three assaults.

Police say Trice has active Tupelo misdemeanor warrants for disturbance of a business. Charges of simple assault are also pending in Tupelo city court.

Trice is described as a black male, 5'9" and weighing 155 pounds.

Police say he has a history of strong-arm robbery and may be in the Tupelo or Shannon area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-8477.

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