Police: Underwear clad man attacks woman with broom

Police: Underwear clad man attacks woman with broom

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - According to Ocean Springs police, a woman made a shocking discovery early New Year's Day when she found a man on her front porch wearing nothing but his underwear.

Ocean Springs police Detective Capt. William Jackson said Darlene Jones, 54, arrived at her Government Street home shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, when she encountered 30-year-old Gilbert Quincy Smith, of Wiggins, sitting on her enclosed front porch clad in only his underwear.

Jones told police she ordered Smith to leave her property, and he started to walk off the porch. That is when police say Smith forced his way back onto the porch using a broom and then hit Jones with it, injuring her forehead and right ear.

Jackson said Jones was able to get away from Smith and contact the authorities. Officials say Smith was arrested at the scene and charged with burglary and simple assault.

Paramedics treated Jones for her injuries at her home. Smith was taken to the Ocean Springs Jail where he was held on a $7,930 bond.

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