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Ovett Man Arrested In Aggravated Assault Case


The Jones County Sheriff's Department has arrested James Tingle on charges of Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault Manifest Indifference To Life. Tingle is accused in the case of James "Scooter" Riser, age 53, who was found bound, beaten, and dumped under the Union Falls bridge on January 30, 2022. Riser remains in critical condition in the hospital. James Tingle's bond was set at $70,000 by a Jones County Justice Court judge.
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