Biloxi Police Officer Assaulted

A Biloxi man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop Monday. James Michael Magnusen Jr. Is booked on charges of assault on a police officer, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The arrest stems from a traffic stop conducted near Southern Avenue and Althea Street. While being patted down for weapons, Magnusen assaulted the officer in an attempt to flee. The officers found Magnusen in possession of methamphetamine and a “dirk” knife, a type of long dagger Magnusen and the officer were transported to merit health of Biloxi.

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