Fugitive who allegedly held a knife to his own mother's neck captured
By Cassandra Favre
Nov 7, 2017, 08:50
Bay St. Louis Police Chief Gary Ponthieux on Monday announced the arrest of Jesse Linton, who had been "on the lam" since January 2017 after "holding a knife against his mother's neck."
On Jan. 14 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Road 556 in response to a domestic dispute, a Bay PD release states.
Upon arrival, Linton's mother Alice Moore, told officers that Linton had gotten into a "physical altercation" with his brother, officials said in the release.
"During the altercation, Linton produced a knife and held it against his mother's neck," the release said. "Jesse Linton fled the scene and no one was seriously injured during the assault."
A warrant was issued for Linton for attempted aggravated domestic assault.
On Nov. 5 at 8:37 a.m., Moore told officers with Bay PD that Linton was inside the residence.
Officers placed Linton into custody and transported him to the "Hancock County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of a $75,000 bond set by municipal court Judge Steve Maggio," officials said in the release.