Monroe County man arrested for aggravated assault

By Monroe Journal

A Monroe County man has been arrested in connection with a Dec. 2 shooting.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood, Berniece Dobbs, 72, 50315 Athens Quincy Road, Aberdeen was arrested Thursday, December 9. He was charged with aggravated assault.

Bond for Dobbs has not been set.

“On December 2, 2010 shortly after midnight, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a 52 year-old male had been shot,” said Hood. “Deputies responded and found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the upper body.”

The unnamed victim was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center—Tupelo where he was treated and released. Hood said the shooting was alleged to have taken place at Dobbs’ residence.