Man charged after breaking correctional officer's nose

Justin Tran Clarke Co. Sheriff's Office

CLARKE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - A Meridian man is charged with aggravated assault in Clarke County after authorities say he broke a correctional officer's nose.

Justin Tran, 32, was picked up on a warrant from 2012 for failing to appear in Justice Court. Chief Deputy Barry White says when Tran was brought into the jail, he assaulted a correctional officer, breaking his nose in five places. The officer is out on medical leave now. Tran is charged with aggravated assault on a correctional officer. His bond is set at $20,000.