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Man found guilty in 2011 grocery store assault


Leonard Cureton

Leonard Cureton



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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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