- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Warren County man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and beating her unconscious has rejected a plea deal and will stand trial March 30.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/1ECBLJk ) 25-year-old Clarence Jones had been scheduled to plead guilty this past week but his attorney says Jones changed his mind.

Conditions of the plea deal were not released.

Prosecutors say Jones allegedly broke into the home of his former girlfriend, Jordan Melton, in April 2012 and beating her unconscious.

Jones is serving a 16-year sentence on a previous aggravated domestic assault conviction. In September 2013, he pleaded guilty to stabbing Melton with a pocketknife while she was working as a waitress at Ameristar Casino. The stabbing left Melton with a collapsed lung and cuts over most of her body.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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