On Sunday, Feb. 9 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Laurel Police Department officers responded to an aggravated assault complaint in the area of South Park Village. It was reported that after a verbal altercation, a male suspect had shot multiple times in the area and one victim had been struck.
A female victim was transported by private vehicle to SCRMC for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, identified as Rontez T. Jones, 24 years of age, was taken into custody a short time later by the JCSO. Jones faces one count of aggravated assault and one count of attempted aggravated assault. Anyone with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.