Crime

Moss Point police searching for man who kidnapped, assaulted girl waiting for her school bus

Moss Point police are searching for 31-year-old Jimmy Williams in the kidnapping and assault of a female high school student on March 7, 2018.
Moss Point police are searching for 31-year-old Jimmy Williams in the kidnapping and assault of a female high school student on March 7, 2018.

Moss Point, police are asking for the public’s help in locating Jimmy Williams, 31, of Moss Point. He’s a person of interest in a case in which a Moss Point High School student was taken at gunpoint and sexually assaulted Wednesday morning.

Interim Police Chief Brandon Ashley said the victim was walking to her bus stop Wednesday morning when “a man known to her as ‘Jimmy,’ pointed a handgun at her, forcing her inside his vehicle.”

Ashley said a suspect drove to an area near Ruby Street and sexually assaulted the girl before dropping her off near the high school and releasing her.

Ashley said the victim told a teacher after arriving to school and campus police notified the police department.

Williams is a person of interest in the case, Ashley said, and has lived in Gautier, in addition to Moss Point.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Detective Kimberlee Snowden or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1726, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-787-5898.

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Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @PatrickOchs

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