Jones County, MS., man, William McCoy, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping after he allegedly held his girlfriend against her will for two days. During that time the woman says McCoy, 33, beat, choked, cut and burned her with cigarettes.

The victim’s mother contacted the Jones County sheriff to report the abuse. She then transported her daughter to the Adult Detention Center for help. Deputies found the victim badly bruised and burned. McCoy’s first name “William” was reportedly found carved into the victim’s leg. The victim confirmed McCoy cut her using a broken lightbulb.


The mother was alerted to the abuse when a concerned citizen called her saying the victim had run to his business after being chased by McCoy of Ellisville, according to the sheriff.

The victim was taken to area hospital by her mother, and after a brief investigation deputies took McCoy into custody.

McCoy is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court Friday afternoon.