Bond denied in Vicksburg casino incident

By The Associated Press

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Bond has been denied a 23-year-old man charged with aggravated assault for attacking a female worker at the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong says Clarence Jones is accused of using a pocketknife in an attack on 23-year-old Jordan Melton on Friday night. Armstrong says Melton is in stable condition at a local hospital with multiple stab wounds.

Jones was denied bond during an appearance Monday in city court.

Armstrong says Melton is Jones’ ex-girlfriend. Police say there was already a restraining order against Jones from Warren County.

Armstrong says Jones showed up at the casino, followed Melton around and then attacked her.

He says casino security and patrons pulled Jones off the woman. Armstrong says the attack was caught on casino surveillance cameras.