NEWS RELEASE: MPD Arrests Aggravated Assault Suspect

ARRESTED: Oscar Lavelle Smith, Jr. (Source: Harrison County Jail)

ARRESTED: Oscar Lavelle Smith, Jr. (Source: Harrison County Jail)

A Marshall man wanted for his alleged role in an Aggravated Assault Family Violence case is now behind bars. On Monday, June 18 at approximately 2:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Alexander Street on reports that an assault had just occurred. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a victim suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall for treatment.

During their investigation, detectives learned that 26-year-old Oscar Lavelle Smith, Junior, allegedly struck the victim during an altercation. A warrant charging Smith with Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury Family Violence was subsequently issued for his arrest. On Saturday, June 23, Smith was taken into custody by officers with the Marshall Police Department. Smith was booked into the Harrison County Jail on the aforementioned charges. His bond is set at $100,000.


Kelly Colvin
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department








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