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Police Chief: Expects Arrest In West Point Fight

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By JANET McCONNAUGHEY

Associated Press

The West Point, Mississippi, police chief says an Okolona man has been arrested in an assault that seriously injured a man. Chief Tim Brinkley says he expects more arrests.

Brinkley says in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Courtez McMillian is in the Clay County jail pending charges of aggravated assault.

He says most if not all the people on a list of suspects are from adjoining Monroe County.

David Knighten of West Point says he and Ralph Weems IV apparently were followed from a restaurant where Weems had argued with African-American patrons to another restaurant. Knighten says a man outside the first restaurant told him it wasn't safe for white people.

Brinkley says prosecutors and a grand jury would have to decide whether to charge hate crime as well.

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