ASSAULT CASE OPENED BY HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI SHERIFF’S OFFICE AGAINST UNIDENTIFIED ASSAILANT OF AAWHA (ALL AMERICAN WALKING HORSE ALLIANCE) MEDIA REP – $100.00 REWARD OFFERED FOR THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT

JACKSON, MS – Assault Case #15-0783 was opened Monday by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.  Information is now being sought by Sheriff Department Investigator Captain Kimberly Harrison regarding the identity of this individual pictured below.

A $100.00 reward will be paid to the first person who contacts Captain Kimberly Harrison,  Investigations,  and provides positive indentification of the subject individual.   Captain Harrison can be reached at 601-965-8829 or kharrison@co.hinds.ms.us.  All information received will be treated in confidence.

SUSPECT IN HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI  ASSAULT CASE #15-0783

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During the Saturday night performance of the Mississippi Charity Horse Show, the unidentified assailant pictured here attempted to do bodily harm to the AAWHA (All American Walking Horse Alliance Media Rep).    The unprovoked attack occurred during the Two Year Old Stake/Rider’s Cup class while the Media Rep was taking photographs of the Horses in the class.      SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

The attempted attack by the unidentified attacker was thwarted by an off duty Jackson Police Department Lt. Fred Nelson.  The assailant twice put his hands on the Police Officer Nelson in an attempt to reach the Rep.  Additional charges may be brought against the perpetrator.

During the event, Horse Show Official Mr. James Sills, Jr.,  attempted to incite the crowd:

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Hinds County Deputy Alvin Wells came to the attack scene along with Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor.    Following the Saturday night incident,  Horse Show Manager Mr. Taylor was asked at the Fordice Equine Center,  in the presence of Hinds County Deputy Alvin Wells and Jackson Police Department Lt. Fred Nelson,  to provide the identity of the person making the attack.   Horse Show Manager Robert Taylor declined to do so.

MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW MANAGER MR. ROBERT TAYLOR

MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW MANAGER MR. ROBERT TAYLOR

On Tuesday morning,  Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor was contacted by Captain Kimberly Harrison, Investigations, of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department  who again requested Mr. Robert Taylor to cooperate with the investigation and provide the name of the assailant.   Mr. Robert Taylor refused to cooperate with the investigation, and refused to divulge the name of the assailant who appeared to be dressed as an Exhibitor at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show.   As Horse Show Manager, Mr. Taylor has a list of all persons who participated at the Horse Show.

Any person who has information regarding the identity of the assailant attempting the attack,  please contact Captain  Kimberly Harrison.

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Immediately prior to the 6:00 p.m. beginning of the Horse Show,  Center Ring Announcer Mr. Tommy Williams was arrested on an Internet Assault/Intimidation Charge based on a Bench Warrant signed by a Jackson Municipal Court Judge finding there was probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed.   (Mr. Williams is afforded the presumption of innocence.)

Mr. Williams didn’t return to the Center Ring announcing duties until 6:50 p.m.

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MISS. CHARITY HORSE SHOW ANNOUNCER MR. TOMMY WILLIAMS

Nephew Eugene is excited because he learned at the last minute he got a barn job in Decatur this week.

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