Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced today that John Garran Saxton was convicted after a jury trial of aggravated assault for hitting his father
in law in the head with a baseball bat.
On August 24, 2021 the Madison County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home in the Ashbrooke subdivision regarding a domestic incident. Upon arrival they found a 62 year old man lying on the
ground with a severe head would.
Police learned that Saxton, the victim’s son in law, had first slapped his mother-in-law and then pulled a gun on the victim and attacked him with a bat.
Pafford transported the man to the hospital where he had skull fractures and suffered permanent hearing loss in both ears.
The assault on the female victim was a misdemeanor handled through Madison County Justice Court.
The male victim’s injuries and the use of the bat elevated those charges to a felony offense.
He will be sentenced at a later date and faces a maximum sentence of twenty years to serve.