Man’s throat cut; suspect out of jail on bond

Published 11:29 am Friday, December 30, 2011

The case of a Vicksburg man accused of cutting the throat of a neighbor 10 days ago is expected to be presented to the next term of the Warren County grand jury, which is scheduled for January, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning.

Curtis Tunnell, 20, 4519 Haleys Point, was cut Dec. 20 while he and Adrian Gaines, 33, 4516 Haleys Point, were playing video games.

“They were at Gaines’ residence, a fight broke out and Gaines cut him with a beer bottle from ear to ear,” Pace said authorities believe.

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Gaines was arrested two days later at his home, Pace said, and remained in the Warren County Jail until Tuesday when he was released on a $10,000 bond.

Tunnell was treated and released from River Region Medical Center after hospital staff notified law enforcement authorities of the victim’s injuries.

Haleys Point is a winding road off North Frontage Road and only part of it is inside the city limits.

Pace said the case initially was investigated by the Vicksburg Police Department and later turned over to the sheriff’s department after the address was found to be outside the city limits.