Fired Miss. worker allegedly hits former co-workers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fired Miss. worker allegedly hits former co-workers

By Kontji Anthony - bio | email

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC-TV) - An Olive Branch man fired from a trucking company job faces simple assault charges after he allegedly punched two of his former co-workers in the face.

Aundra Miller turned himself into Olive Branch police Monday after showing up at his former employer, USF Holland Inc., to confront his office manager about his firing this past August.

Police Maj. Mark Kimbell said Miller went to the business to confront the office manager about a court's decision to uphold his termination and deny him reinstatement to his former position.

"Apparently the office manager told him there was nothing else he could do," Kimbell said. "It was out of his hands at that point.

Kimbell said that when the office manager told him there was nothing he could do, Miller allegedly struck him in the face.

"The officer manager then fell to the ground, at which time the suspect struck him a second time," Kimbell said.

But Miller wasn't done.

"The suspect then left the office of the manager, and then went into the warehouse, where he sought out his former union rep," Kimbell said.

Miller chased Union Rep Donald Durley around a piece of machinery and punched him too.

"At least twice in the face," Kimbell said.

A half-hour later, Miller showed up at Olive Branch Police Department to turn himself in.

"It was a serious incident, and it will be handled as a serious incident, although we're thankful that it was no more serious than this - that a weapon wasn't involved in this," Kimbell said.

Action News 5 was unable to reach Miller for comment Tuesday.  USF, meanwhile, would only confirm the incident happened.  A company spokesperson said the two employees received medical treatment.

MIller is charged with two counts of simple assault, and could receive jail time and a fine.

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