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Investigators search for Gulfport assault victim

Benny Johnston (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Benny Johnston (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Brain Bradshaw Brain Bradshaw
Sean Merritt Sean Merritt
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Investigators are searching for an alleged assault victim, Benny Johnston, who is missing.

According to Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, Johnston was assaulted late Thursday night at a home in the Crown Hill Commons subdivision in Gulfport. Witnesses who say Johnston had blood on his face and body were able to give a detailed description of the two suspects.

"We got the names of the suspects who committed the assault and so forth and we apprehended both suspects," Sheriff Brisolara said. 

Brian Bradshaw and Sean Merritt, both 25 and from Gulfport, are charged with aggravated assault. Their bond has been set at $200,000 each.

If you have any information that could help investigators, please call the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.

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