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Police: Fulton mayor and sheriff's deputy involved in fight

Updated Article - Fulton police confirmed the town's mayor and a sheriff's deputy were involved in a fight.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 10:43 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:57 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The mayor of Fulton and an Itawamba County sheriff's deputy were captured on video fighting in a bar, police confirmed. 

The fight happened Saturday night at the Legends bar in Fulton.

Fulton Police Chief Mitch Nabors confirmed the two men were Fulton Mayor Barry Childers and Sheriff's Deputy Andy Graham.

Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson later confirmed the deputy is a part-time officer. 

He said the deputy went to the location to eat and had not been drinking. He said there has been an ongoing tension between the two men.

The sheriff said the deputy reacted to getting punched.

Nabors said police are investigating and no arrests were made and no charges have been filed at this point. 

After reviewing the video and talking with both people involved, the deputy remains on duty, the sheriff said.

Editor's Note: This article has been modified to include new information from Sheriff Chris Dickinson. 

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