UPDATE: Man accused of severely beating woman in George County arrested


UPDATE (5:06 p.m.) — Brandon Chase Tanner is now in custody, according to the George County Sheriff’s Office.

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) — The George County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of severely beating a woman over the weekend.

The following is a press release from the George County Sheriff’s Office:

On August 23rd, 2019, the George County Sheriff’s Office received a call in the Movella community in regards to an assault. The victim of the assault suffered serious injury that resulted in hospitalization. The suspect involved fled the scene prior to Deputies arrival and remains at large at this time.

Brandon Chase Tanner (34), of Lucedale, is being sought for Felony Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Chase is described as 5’0” in height, approximately 150 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes. Tanner has been seen in the Movella Community, as well as, North Jackson County. This incident remains under investigation.

The victim tells News 5 Chase Tanner beat her in the head for about an hour before dragging her into a nearby field by her hair and continued to beat her there. She was able to crawl through a barbed-wire fence and ran to a nearby trailer for help. That’s when Tanner ran away. This happened on Stonecyphe Road in Lucedale.

Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811. The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.

The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: mscoastcrimestoppers.com or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.

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