Law enforcement looking for suspect in assault case

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JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is on the hunt for someone who assaulted a 62-year-old woman.

Sheriff Randy Johnson says Edith Blackledge was found early Friday morning, unresponsive in her home on Highway 18 near the Antioch community. She was taken to a hospital where she was listed as unresponsive as of this writing.

he family of the victim is now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can give information leading to an arrest.

Anyone who has information about the assault on Blackledge is asked to call East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477 or the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-764-3050.