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Man charged with hitting a law enforcement officer

A man was arrested over the weekend near Starkville accused of hitting a law enforcement officer.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 1:50 PM
Updated: Mar. 6, 2018 5:13 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was arrested over the weekend near Starkville accused of hitting a law enforcement officer.

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The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department identifies that man as Peyton Horn, 21, of Smithville, who is charged with simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.

Sheriff's investigators say Horn's arrest happened before 4 a.m. Sunday in the Highlands Plantation area not far from Mississippi State University.

The officer who was struck was not seriously hurt.

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