State student from Ocean Springs stabbed at bar

William Daniel Prince (Photo Source: Starkville Police Department)
William Daniel Prince (Photo Source: Starkville Police Department)

Friday night around 11:30, the Starkville Police Department responded to a stabbing that had just occurred at the Rock Bottom Bar on University Drive.

Ocean Springs resident and Mississippi State student Joseph Ryan Davis, 21, was found with multiple severe stab wounds to his torso. Davis was transported by ambulance to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Columbus, MS, for surgery. After his surgery, Davis was listed in serious guarded condition.

The suspect William Daniel Prince, 25, lives in Starkville and attends Mississippi State University.

Prince was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. He is being held in the Clay County Jail pending a bond hearing.

The circumstances leading to the incident are being determined as the investigation continues.

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