PASCAGOULA -- A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a former jail detainee on a charge of manslaughter in the March 3 death of a man also held at the jail, court records show.
Dionte Rayshawn Jones, 20, is accused in the death of Anthony Eugene Moore, 46. An autopsy showed Moore died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Jones was on the phone with a family member in the jail's day room when Moore walked by and Jones hit him in the jaw, knocking him unconscious, authorities said. Moore died the following day, the Sheriff's Office said at the time.
Moore was in the jail on a probation violation related to a drug conviction, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Jones had been in the jail since June on charges of armed robbery, commercial burglary and misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.
Jones has since been convicted of two burglary charges.
If convicted of the manslaughter charge, he could go to prison for up to 20 years.