Crime

He was out of jail 8 days in a shooting when he was arrested in another violent crime

Damion Xavier Giglio
Damion Xavier Giglio

A Saucier resident accused of firing shots at a man in a store parking lot six weeks ago has been arrested on another felony assault charge.

This time, 33-year-old Damion Xavier Giglio is accused of beating a man with an object like a bat or a pipe, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Giglio is acquainted with both victims, but investigators aren’t sure of a motive for either assault, Peterson said.

“One thing we do know is he will stay in jail until after the first assault charge goes to trial,” Peterson said.

Giglio had been out of jail eight days after a judge reduced his bond on the first assault charge from $100,000 to $30,000, the county jail docket shows. A judge has revoked bond on the previous charge.

He faces aggravated assault charges from a shooting reported Jan. 8 and now a beating reported on Thursday.

The sheriff said deputies went to Giglio’s home on Herman Ladner Road on Thursday after being told shots had been fired in a domestic dispute.

When deputies arrived, they learned Giglio had fired some shots that didn’t strike anyone, and he had used an unknown type of object to beat a man, Peterson said.

The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening, he said.

A judge set Giglio’s bond on the new charge at $200,000. If he is not indicted on the first charge or is found not guilty, he could post bail on the $200,000 bond pending trial on the second charge.

The first assault occurred Jan. 8 at a Dollar General on Mississippi 53.

The victim told deputies a man standing outside the store started yelling at him and fired shots at him as he drove off.

Bullets pierced the victim’s pickup truck but the victim was not wounded, officials said.

Deputies obtained a warrant and arrested Giglio in a traffic stop on Jan. 19. They also arrested him on a misdemeanor theft charge. Giglio spent about two months in jail. A judge sent his case to a grand jury and he was released from jail Feb. 7.

He was booked at the Harrison County jail on the second charge early Friday morning.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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