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Mississippi Highway trooper charged with domestic violence

November 20, 2019

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper accused of grabbing a woman and forcing her into a car has been charged with domestic violence.

News outlets reported Tuesday that Columbus Police also charged 33-year-old Devodrick Sims with malicious mischief. The victim accused him of grabbing her arm, pushing her into a car and hitting her head on the vehicle. The Nov. 11 police report also accuses Sims of punching and damaging the car’s front windshield.

Sims is a trooper with the State Highway Patrol in Starkville. Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos told news outlets he has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Sims is out on bond and has a Dec. 12 court date.