Holmes County Man Sentenced For Assaulting Sister-in-Law

October 10, 2017

Phillip Bullock, 29, of Pickens, who was charged with breaking into his sister-in-law’s home to beat her up, pleaded guilty Monday in Holmes County Circuit Court to one count of aggravated assault and one count of burglary of a dwelling.

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

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

Judge Lewis also 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.

This case was also investigated by Roger Wade of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders of the AG’s Vulnerable Adults Unit.

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