Aggravated Assault On An Officer
An Ocean Springs man is behind bars on multiple charges including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a call around four this morning of a person driving and acting suspiciously at the Circle K convenience store in St. Martin just south of the interstate. Deputies arrived to find Michael Salter who then drove away leading deputies on a chase. After the pursuit, salter drove back to the convenience store and was stopped again by deputies. That’s when authorities say salter struck two patrol vehicles and tried to flee again. A deputy fired two rounds at salter’s vehicle in an attempt to stop him and arrest him. Salter was treated for minor injuries sustained during his arrest. Salter is charged with evading, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.