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Jefferson County Man Beaten, Kidnapped; Authorities Search for Suspects

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UPDATE: Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two men in connection with a kidnapping and assault in Jefferson County.  Corey Irving and Terrell White were arrested Monday afternoon. Authorities are still looking for Leonard Gaines Gibson and Jason Baker in connection with the crime.

Officials say Baker and Gibson are considered to be armed and dangerous.

The victim, Derrick January was was beaten with a weapon and received injuries to his face and body before he was stuffed in the trunk of a car over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the two suspects who are still on the loose should call Crime Stoppers.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - A Jefferson County man is recovering after being beaten and kidnapped over the weekend.

Now officials are searching for suspects connected to the crime.

Sheriff Peter Walker said they received a call around 1 a.m. Sunday that a person was being assaulted on Lehmann Avenue at the Lotts Trailer Park. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene, no one was there.

The victim, Derrick January was assaulted and put into a trunk of a car and was taken away.

Sheriff's Deputies say January was later located at a Claiborne County hospital. Walker said they believe he was dropped off by the suspects.

January told sheriff's deputies that the suspects involved in the assault was Leonard Gaines Gibson, Corey Irving, and Jason Baker.

Authorities are issuing warrants for the suspects. So far, no arrests have been made.

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