HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The suspect accused of an acid attack in Long Beach is back in Mississippi. Casaundra Raines was picked up by Harrison County Sheriff's deputies at a Georgia jail over the weekend. Long Beach Police had a warrant out for her arrest on an aggravated assault charge.
The victim in the attack, Lauren Cuevas, said Raines bombarded her at her Long Beach home due to a dispute over unpaid rent money.
"She had a bottle that she pulled a rag out and was smoking, and said it was acid. Then I kind of blacked out. I come to and we're fighting over the bottle, and I punched her, and that's when she stabbed me a few times. Then I ran in the house, locked the doors, and called 911," Cuevas told WLOX News Now.
Cuevas said she was taken to Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery, went into a coma, and was later flown to Jackson for more surgeries. She has lost the ability to work, her home, and is living with her parents.
Monday morning, Raines made an initial appearance before Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner, who set her bond at $500,000. She's currently still being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.