Police: Man claims assault after Zimmerman verdict
SENATOBIA, Miss. - Police are investigating claims that a man was assaulted in Senatobia, apparently in retaliation for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Police Chief Steve Holts says a man called police about 11 p.m. Sunday, saying he has out jogging when forced into a car and beaten after an assailant asked if he knew who Trayvon Martin was.
The victim - whom police aren't naming - is white. He says his assailants were black. The victim says he was dropped off on a road about three miles north of Senatobia in rural Tate County.
The victim suffered what Holts described as "non-life-threatening injuries" and was treated at a hospital and released.
Police are investigating and declined to say if they have suspects.
Senatobia is about 40 miles south of Memphis.