Man cuts his throat after stabbing girlfriend with box cutter - - Jackson, MS

Man cuts his throat after stabbing girlfriend with box cutter

Source: Rankin Co. Sheriff Dept Source: Rankin Co. Sheriff Dept
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Rankin County Sheriff's Department says that they received a call from River Oaks Hospital about a woman who had multiple stab wounds, as well as cuts to her face, hands and arms.

The victim said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, 56-year-old Willie Earl Taylor.

While a deputy was on the way to the emergency room, a call came in regarding a man who had cut his throat in an attempted suicide. 

Deputies went to 232 Langford Farms Rd in Brandon and discovered Taylor lying in the bedroom with cuts to his neck and stomach. 

Witnesses told investigators that Taylor had used a box cutter to assault his girlfriend. The victim was taken to the hospital by a person who lived at the home. 

Taylor was discovered by the resident who was returning from the hospital.

Taylor was transported to the UMMC and is currently in surgery. 

A Rankin County Deputy is guarding the suspect and he will be transported to the Rankin County Jail when he is released from the hospital and will be charged with aggravated assault.

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