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March 2, 2022

Jones County authorities seek alleged child abuser

Therese Apel

Tyric Austin
Tyric Austin

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who is accused of viciously assaulting a two year old female child in the Hoy Community.

JCSD investigators are seeking Tyric Austin, who they say is the alleged perpetrator of the crime.

“The two year old female child sustained bruises, swelling, and some cuts to the face and head as a result of the assault,” JCSD Investigator Jardian McDonald said. “There is absolutely no excuse for this adult, identified as Tyric Austin, to be beating a child.”

The two year old victim was treated at South Central Regional Medical Center and later released.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyric Austin is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).

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