Two men charged in assault, theft in Lee County

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Bond was set at $150,000 each for two men charged with aggravate assault and armed robbery Friday.
Ryan Cortopssi, 29, and Jeremy Stephens, 26, both of Tupelo, are accused of beating a man with a crowbar and stealing his money and cell phone Wednesday on County Road 1412.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said the victim was in intensive care at the North Mississippi Medical Center before moving into a room, but remains in serious condition.
Both suspects remain in the Lee County Jail.