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Corinth Police Interviewing Witnesses of Alleged Assault

Josh Bascomb in the hospital after the alleged assault.

No arrests as of Monday morning, CPD official says 

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Corinth Police are investigating an assault that occurred Friday night at a downtown restaurant.

No one has been arrested as of Monday morning, said Corinth Police Capt. Dell Green.

Police are in the process of questioning “a list of witnesses,” Green said.

There are many rumors circulating about what occurred, and police are working to compile information, including motive, Green noted.

Below is the original story published early Sunday:

A Corinth woman said she witnessed two men assault her friend Friday evening at a downtown Corinth restaurant.

Jessica Rose Thomas said her friend, Josh Bascomb, 28, was the victim of a hate crime.

Bascomb’s jaw was broken and his cheekbone area was fractured in eight places. She also said his throat was swollen from being “strangled” and that he lost consciousness.

No one was immediately arrested after the alleged assault, said Thomas, 28. Bascomb was transported by ground ambulance to Regional One Health in Memphis after the alleged assault and released Saturday, Thomas said

She said she and Bascomb had been at the Cruise Street establishment for about two hours when the alleged assault occurred at about 11:45 p.m. They had only had two drinks each, Thomas added.

The alleged assault occurred after Thomas had asked Bascomb to walk her to the restroom, she said. The two men randomly “jumped and sucker-punched” Bascomb as he and Thomas were leaving the restroom area, Thomas said.

Thomas said she was bruised when she tried to stop the alleged assault. Several people eventually pulled the men off Bascomb, she said.

Thomas said she and Bascomb did not know the men and had not had much, if any, interaction with them Friday other than being in the same area of the establishment where people were playing cornhole and socializing.

Bascomb was sent to a hospital in Memphis due to the severity of the injuries.

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