Aggravated assault arrest


D’Iberville police arrested 34-year-old Lon Preston Jr. of Biloxi for aggravated assault.

Captain Marty Griffin said police responded to a reported shooting at Rudy Moran Park Monday night. There, officers located 37-year-old Joshua Smith with a single gunshot wound to the leg.

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Smith was treated on the scene before being transported to Merit Health for treatment and is currently listed in stable condition in ICU.

Preston was identified as a person of interest during the initial investigation and surrendered himself to D’Iberville police shortly before 5 p.m. today. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.