Arrested for aggravated assault and sexual battery

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A Gautier man has been arrested after a woman claims she was sexually and physically assaulted at gunpoint in Ocean Springs this morning.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says 41-year-old Dion Neal turned himself into Jackson County authorities a few hours after the victim told police she was assaulted in the woods near Old CC Camp Road in Ocean Springs shortly after midnight.
Neal has been charged with one count of aggravated assault, sexual battery, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
The victim was treated at Ocean Springs Hospital and has been released.