Gulfport man charged with sexual battery, robbery

A Gulfport man is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a public restroom and then robbing her.

On Monday, Gulfport officers arrested Andrew Malik Jones, 28, and charged him with sexual battery and robbery.

According to police, the victim called to report the assault. Officers arrived about 6:43 p.m. in the 10000 block of Factory Shops Boulevard. The victim said that while in the restroom, Jones forced her in a bathroom stall where he physically assaulted and raped her.

The victim said that Jones grabbed her purse and attempted to flee the scene, but he was detained by bystanders until police arrived.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response.

Jones was processed and taken to the Harrison County jail to be held in lieu of his $1,000,000 bond.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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