Man charged after hitting pedestrian on Reed Ridge Circle

Lashadus Harris


A Starkville man with a criminal record is back in jail after police say he struck a pedestrian at a residence on Reed Ridge Circle Sunday.

The Starkville Police Department said in a press release that officers responded to the report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian at a residence on Reed Ridge Circle and arrested 27-year-old Lashadus Harris sometime Sunday evening.

The identity of the person injured in the incident has not been released at this time, but police said the victim was transported out of the area for further medical treatment.

Both the extent of injuries and condition of the victim were not released by press deadline on Sunday. SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said more information will be provided on the victim’s condition on Monday.

Harris was charged with domestic violence - aggravated assault and was transported to the Oktibbeha County Jail.

Lovelady said bond for Harris will be set during his initial appearance in Starkville Municipal Court on Monday at 6 p.m.

According to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court records, Harris was indicted by a grand jury in 2010 for possession of a controlled substance - marijuana - while in possession of a firearm.

Harris was arrested on July 31, 2009 for being in possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, but less than 250 grams, along with the firearm charge.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six years in prison by Circuit Judge Lee Howard.

Harris completed the state-mandated Regimented Inmate Discipline Program (RID), with the possibility of early release upon completion. He finished the program and was released with five years probation.

However, he violated the terms of his probation when he was arrested by the Starkville Police Department and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on June 24, 2012.

Judge Howard revoked Harris’ probation and he was sent back to prison to serve the remaining five years of his sentence.

Harris’ notice of release is dated Feb. 18, 2015 and his probation was terminated in February 2017.

If found guilty of domestic violence - aggravated assault, Harris could face up to 20 years in prison, according to Mississippi Code § 97-3-7(4)(a).