Mother Concerned About Crime

A young woman who is expecting a baby says she was beaten outside her home in Meridian Mar. 4. Her mother spoke out about the crime Monday.

"She said she heard a noise. So, I'm thinking that she had to have heard him climbing over this fence," said Stephanie Johnson, motioning to the area.

Johnson says her 22-year-old daughter was assaulted between 12 noon and 12:30 last Thursday. She said her daughter was returning home from class about an hour earlier than usual.

Johnson says her daughter had only unlocked the outside screen when she noticed a hand on a nearby gate from the backyard. She said that was the suspect, who began beating her with the bat.

"She managed to stumble her way back to her car and he proceeded to hit her some more," said Johnson. "For some reason he gave up and he ran off and she was able to get back into her car."

Johnson said she left looking for help. She suffered a number of bruises. However, preliminary exams show that her daughter and the baby are O.K.

Johnson says a neighbor saw the suspect take off down a wooded alley that alley leads to Northwest Middle School, which is only about a quarter of a mile away.

"I would feel really bad if this person was to go and hurt someone else's child," Johnson said.

According to Johnson a number of children use that alley daily to walk to and from school.

Johnson says she believes the suspect was at her house to break in. Less than two weeks prior to the incident, she says someone stole more than $3,000 worth of items from her house. She said a computer was stolen in November 2009.

Johnson says something must be done. "We're going to fix this problem," she said.

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  • by 2004vet Location: South Mississippi on Mar 13, 2010 at 06:24 PM
    Most of you posters are truly pathetic. I will ignore your posts completely. To the victims I say that although the wheels of justice seem to turn slowly, at least they are turning. Your perpetrator will eventually be caught up with. Has anyone offered a reward? Someone knows something, and in most cases, their closest friend will turn them in for the reward money. Have you spoken to Crime-stoppers? And yes, most violent crimes these days are being perpetrated by the low-IQ druggies. One by one, there is a steady stream of them heading off to start serving their sentences in prison. You are right on target to believe that those posting the obnoxious comments are indeed part of the problem - not the solvers of it. God bless you all.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    Anonymous: I was so amazed by your misspelling of the word "grammar", which you spelled grammer, I completely forgot to read further in your post, where you referred to punctuation as punctuality. I think your heart may have been in the right place on the post, but your education, or lack of it, sure wasn't in the proper area.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Mar 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    OK, Anonymous---I am bashing you for YOUR post that complains about grammar and punctuation. And, by the way, you misspelled grammar---you spelled it grammer. And Loretta, a dope feem? How about "dope fiend"? You all are pathetic.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:20 PM
    Everyone seems to bashing one another for their grammer. From what I can tell neither of you have displayed correct punctuality or grammer so instead of bashing one another on a forum we really should stick with the topic.
  • by Maurice on Mar 10, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    Well, well, well, this sure took an unusual turn. Anonymous, noone said anything about anyone being black, so whats your point. Gwenex, you really do have an education problem. As far as the story goes, she was very lucky to get away with only some bruising. He must not have been trying to really hurt her. I believe I recently heard where county and city law enforcement have gotten awards for writing seatbelt citations. I for one feel so much safer knowing if criminals are not wearing a seatbelt, they are in the sights of the law. For those who do wear seatbelts you can continue in your unlawfull ways without worry. Hope the young lady recovers and the perp is caught while not wearing his seatbelt.
  • by :) on Mar 10, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    Gwenx how dare you not write in complete sentences and misspell words on the comments post of your local news cast's web site. Woh is the world and its sub-par web post. Oh how will we go on in this mediocre existence with such atrocities accruing so close to home? I bet you jaywalk as well. (Just thought I’d lay it on a little thick so Truth would get it to)
  • by Loretta Location: Meridian on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    Truth, How can you ask someone a question and then answers it to?? You must be shooting up drugs like a dope feem
  • by Truth on Mar 10, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    gwenx: If you are in college then the world IS in trouble. How can you get into college and not be able to write complete sentences? Oh, wait, I forgot. We have lowered our expectations so low that everything has become mediocre!
  • by gwenx Location: mdn on Mar 9, 2010 at 07:52 PM
    mr.truth and les what do me getting rob have to do with youllnot being able to afford anything that seems like a personal problem for your information i had these items before i got sick and couldnt work anymore i work for mines so maybe oneday you will have something because you'll aint giving me nothing im probably paying for someone in your family whos not working but able to work but sitting at home waiting on the mailman you never know what may happen to you.have a bless day p.s. check my spelling since youre an english major at least im in college.THANKS A LOT
  • by Anonymous Location: mdn on Mar 9, 2010 at 07:37 PM
    MR.TRUTH you are a idiot you are probably sitting at home cooking up a meth lab, so be it everybody is not a idiot i guess you think all blacks are idiots you stupid for what you posted...dummyjack ___
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