Suspect Sought in Robbery-Beating in Forest

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Forest, Miss.

Police say a man was beaten and robbed at a motel in Forest Sunday morning.

Forest Police Chief Will Jones said officers responded to a call from the Forest Motel just before 2 a.m.

The unidentified victim told investigators a man stole his wallet and vehicle, then beat him with his fists and beer bottles.

The vehicle was found outside the city near West Moore Tower Road. Jones said it had been burned and someone had tried to push it into a creek.

The victim was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the case.

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