City man charged again with domestic violence

Published 12:15 pm Friday, August 20, 2010

A Vicksburg man was charged this morning for the second time with third-offense domestic violence after the same victim reported a second attack.

Jamal Smith, 19, 2918 Green St., was arrested at 2:35 this morning after police responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 100 block of Athens Avenue, Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Smith is accused of assaulting his girlfriend by biting her left arm and punching her in the face, causing her left eye to swell, Stewart said.

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He was charged with third-offense domestic violence, the same charge he faces in an attack on the same woman that was reported on March 20, Stewart said. At the time of this morning’s arrest, he had been free on a $10,000 bond after being indicted by the July term of the Warren County grand jury in the March attack. He also was indicted in July for possession of a controlled substance, a charge he faced after being arrested April 16 and released on a $5,000 bond.

A trial date following both indictments is set for Nov. 8. He was held this morning without bond at the Vicksburg Police Department.