Crime

Gulfport man accused in third DUI, and child was in car

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

Deputies said a Gulfport man was driving under the influence of alcohol for the third time — this time with a child in his car.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a press release Michael Devon Jones, 36, was arrested Tuesday after leaving the scene of an accident in Long Beach.

Peterson said deputies stopped Jones in the area of Red Creek Road and Beatline Road and found he had a child in the car.

He said the child complained of some pain, was taken to a area hospital and later released with no injuries.

Things went from bad to worse for Jones after it was discovered he had a felony warrant from the state Department of Corrections for a parole violation on a charge of smuggling contraband to a prisoner.

He was arrested on the felony charges of DUI and endangering a child through DUI. He also was arrested on the misdemeanor charges of leaving scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and a child-restraint violation.

His bond was set at $100,000 by Judge Louise Ladner.

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