Crime

A fight between two Jackson County men escalated until one was stabbed

James Myers Jr. was arrested Thursday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of aggravated assault.
James Myers Jr. was arrested Thursday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of aggravated assault.

A Jackson County man has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 14 stabbing, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

James Myers Jr., 37, of Riverlodge Drive, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for aggravated assault. He is being held in the Jackson County jail pending a bond hearing.

Myers is accused of stabbing a man in the back during a fight, authorities said. They could not say what the two men were fighting about.

The Jan. 14 incident occurred at a home on Bayou Cumbest Road.

The victim was taken to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, where he was treated and released.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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