MCSO searching for suspect accused of beating woman, pistol-whipping teen
THEODORE, Ala. (WPMI) —
MCSO Detectives say they are actively looking for a man accused of beating a woman earlier this month. The same suspect is also charged with pistol whipping a teenage girl 2 years ago.
The suspect made bail on May 8th. Detectives say within hours of 35-year-old Jimmie McCovery's release, he found his ex-girlfriend and beat her so badly that she'll soon have to have facial surgery.
Tonight officials want you to take a close look at a man they say needs to be off the streets immediately.
"I believe he intended to kill her. That's my opinion," said Detective Kristen Gillespie with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. She describes this domestic violence case as the worst she's seen in her 16 year career.
"She has a lot of fractures to her nose, she has lacerations to her forehead. It caused eye infections and vision problems."
The victim, a woman in her mid-30's, is unrecognizable in the photos MCSO has in its case file.
Officials say it was McCovery of Grand Bay who attacked and beat the woman just a couple hours after bonding out Metro Jail.
"It's frustrating when we do put people in jail like this and they do get out and do assault someone else and we're having to chase him again," said Gillespie.
McCovery's criminal history in Mobile County dates back 15 years.
Before making bail, he was in metro jail on assault charges.
Detectives say in 2015 he shot two extended family members, a man and woman, then pistol whipped the couple's 14-year-old daughter.
His trial for that case is set for June.
Now he's wanted for domestic violence 2nd.
Investigators say they want him behind bars before someone else gets hurt.
"If you are a family member and you're hiding him you'll be arrested along with him. There have been family members who have tried to intimidate some witnesses and we're not going to tolerate that," said Gillespie.
If you spot the suspect remember you can always report him to the Sheriff's office without giving your name.