Charged with assault on police officer

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A man is facing charges for assaulting a police officer who was responding to a domestic-related incident yesterday.

Biloxi police say 23-year-old Elijah Smith has been charged with simple assault on an officer. Smith reportedly attempted to flee the scene of a domestic incident on Dr. Gilbert Mason Drive when police say he assaulted the officer responding to the scene.

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The officer did not need medical attention.

Smith was taken into custody and is being held on a $50,000 bond.