Man arrested in assault on two Biloxi cops


BILOXI -- Police arrested a man Tuesday who is accused in an assault on two police officers who were attempting to help take him to a hospital.

Ivory Donnell Holmes, 46, of Biloxi, faces two counts of simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

Police Lt. Chris De Back said patrol officers responded to a report of a man acting strangely in the middle of the road in the 100 block of Main Street.

"Several anonymous callers reported the subject was screaming for help and hitting vehicles in the area," De Back said in a press release.

Officers found Holmes sweating profusely and slurring his words.

American Medical Response EMTs also arrived and tried to assess Holmes, who became irate and crawled back into the road. When officers tried to get him out of the road, he tried to biting and striking the officers, punching one in the face and kicking the other in the head, De Back said.

The officers shocked Holmes with a Taser and took him into custody. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was evaluated and later released.

Police then took him to the Harrison County jail where he is being held in lieu of a total of $50,000 in bonds set by Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong.