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Holmes County man sentenced for assaulting sister-in-law

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the sentencing of 29-year-old Phillip Bullock, who was charged with breaking into his sister-in-law’s home to beat her up.

Bullock, of Pickens, pleaded guilty Monday in Holmes County Circuit Court to one count of aggravated assault and one count of burglary of a dwelling.

Bullock broke into his sister-in-law’s home in Pickens back in August of 2015 and assaulted her by punching and kicking her while she was in bed. He then proceeded to drag her down the hallway and hit her in the head with an iron.

Judge Jannie Lewis sentenced him to 10 years on each count, with seven to serve and three suspended on each count. The sentence runs concurrently with a total of seven years to serve. Additionally, he was sentenced to three years post-release supervision.

The sentence runs concurrently with a total of seven years to serve. Bullock was also sentenced to three years post-release supervision.

Bullock broke into his sister-in-law’s home in Pickens back in August of 2015 and assaulted her by punching and kicking her while she was in bed. He then proceeded to drag her down the hallway and hit her in the head with an iron.

In addition, Judge Lewis ordered Bullock to pay $1,600 in court costs and $500 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund. He must also receive his GED, as well as, mandatory mental evaluation and treatment.

“There is absolutely zero reason for this type of behavior, and I’m glad to see he will serve the time he deserves,” said General Hood. “I also thank Judge Lewis for recognizing the importance of requiring that this man get help so that others will not be in his path of violence.”

Bullock was arrested and investigated by the Pickens Police Department and indicted by the Holmes County District Attorney, who eventually recused herself due to a conflict of interest.

Photo courtesy of Attorney General Jim Hood’s Office.

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