Man attacks passenger with can openerPublished 12:01am Saturday, July 7, 2012
NATCHEZ — An Adams County man with a previous robbery conviction — and who was in jail as recently as last Saturday — is back behind bars on allegations he attacked and cut another man with a can opener during a robbery.
According to a news release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Tyrell Devonte Kelly, 19, 28 King Circle Drive, was arrested early Friday morning on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery.
The news release states that the victim of the assault had given Kelly a ride home, but just before dropping the suspect off he noticed several items were missing from his vehicle.
When the victim asked Kelly if he had taken the items, Kelly allegedly grabbed a can opener and attacked the man, slashing his hand.
The victim had to seek medical attention — including stitches — for the attack.
This is Kelly’s third arrest for the year and his sixth arrest since January 2010.
In January 2010, he charged with possession of a stolen firearm, burglary and receiving stolen property. Later, he was indicted on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, and the other charges were dismissed. The case remains open.
In June 2010, he was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a stolen firearm. He was indicted on charges of robbery and aggravated assault, but the assault charge was later dismissed. Kelly pleaded guilty to robbery in March 2011 and was sentenced to 11 years prison with credit for time served and 10 years post release supervision, five of which were to be supervised and five non-supervised.
In May 2011, Kelly was charged with contributing to the negligence of a child.
In March, he was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of stolen property, failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle, unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle and grand larceny. He was released on a $40,000 bond five days after his arrest.
June 30, Kelly was charged with simple assault. He was released on a $2,000 bond.
The suspect is currently being detained on a $100,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Charlie Vess.