UPDATE: Man wanted in Escambia County now in custody

UPDATE: Man wanted in Escambia County now in custody
The man wanted in Escambia County on several charges is now in custody. South Mississippians were warned due to him having family in Pass Christian. (Source: Escambia County Jail)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI, Miss. (WLOX) - The man wanted in Escambia County on several charges is now in custody. South Mississippians were warned due to him having family in Pass Christian.

On September 18th, Authorities in Escambia County arrested 42-year-old Cornell Smith and charged him with battery, two count of aggravated battery, two counts of kidnapping sexual assault, vehicle theft, and two counts of child cruelty.

WEARTV.com reports that Smith is accused of assaulting two women, including a juvenile.

Attn South Mississippi. This individual has family in Pass Christian. Please be on the lookout. Contact Crime Stoppers if you have information on his whereabouts.

Posted by Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers on Sunday, October 18, 2020

He is being held in Escambia County Jail on $2.9 million bond.

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