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Man found guilty in 2011 grocery store assault

 

Leonard Cureton

Leonard Cureton

 

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of aggravated assault. 

 

Leonard Cureton, 53, was arrested in September 2011 in connection with a stabbing and M and M Grocery on Fourth Street South. According to previous reports from The Dispatch, Cureton was accused of attacking and stabbing a man outside the store. The two had become involved in an argument when Cureton asked the victim for money. 

 

Cureton has a slew of other charges, including an indictments in 2011 for assault on a law enforcement officer, robbery malicious mischief, though he has not been tried for any of them. 

 

Cureton is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date and could face up to 20 years in Mississippi Department of Corrections.

 

 

 

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