Assault charges upgraded in case of 78-year-old victim

Published 7:00 am Friday, May 9, 2014

 Tiffany R. Leleck

Tiffany R. Leleck

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department recently upgraded assault charges against a 27-year-old female for accosting a 78-year-old-woman, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.

The incident occurred and was reported on February 25, around 3:20 p.m., in the 100 block of Joe Fleming Road in Nicholson, Tucker said.

The incident occurred when the victim, who was renting out a repair shop, attempted to collect on past due rent, Magri said.

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While she was there the suspect, identified as Tiffany Rose Leleck, 27, of 71 Liberty Rd., in Picayune, became aggressive, manner, punching the victim and pushing the her against a wall. The push caused the victim to fall, which resulted in broken bones, bruising and a laceration on her back, Tucker said.

The event was initially reported as a simple assault, but over the course of several weeks, it was discovered she had suffered broken bones, Tucker said.

Once the department received updated information pertaining to the extent of the victim’s injuries, the charge was upgraded to aggravated assault. Leleck was arrested on the first of May and is currently in the county jail under a $40,000 cash bond, Tucker said.