JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County deputies are investigating after a man was found under a bridge with his hands and feet tightly bound.

Investigators said the James Riser, 53, was found under the Union Falls bridge on Ovett-Moselle Road around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30. They believe the Riser was assaulted. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

As of Tuesday, February 1, Riser was listed in critical condition in the ICU at a Mississippi hospital.

“We are diligently seeking the suspect(s) in this disturbing and brutal assault. Someone knows something, so if you have information please come forward,” said Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin.

If anyone has information about the incident, contact JCSD Investigator Sgt. J.D. Carter at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).