GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - A Gautier tattoo parlor owner is under arrest, accused of kidnapping a woman, beating her, and holding her against her will inside his place of business.
Shawn Lee Morison, 33, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic violence and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Tuesday around 2pm, police were called to the area of Suter Street and Highway 90 after a motorist called saying there was a woman in need of medical aid. When first responders arrived to treat the woman, she told them that she was assaulted and held against her will by Morison at Southern-Electric Tattoo Parlor. The business is located nearby at 1521 Highway 90 in Gautier.
She said she escaped from her captor during the assault. Officers then found Morison hiding in the woods near the business a short time later.
The woman was taken to Singing River Hospital. Morison was taken to jail where he's being held on a $60,000 bond.
If you have any information that could help investigators, call the Gautier Police Department at (228) 497-2486 or the Mississippi Coast Crime-stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.