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UPDATE: Two men wanted for Oktibbeha County assault charged

(L-R): Jonathan Fleming, Chad Tharp

Two men have been charged after an assault in Oktibbeha County.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2019 7:35 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 10:47 AM

Update 02/09/19

Fleming was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, simple assault, and malicious mischief. His bond was set at $15,500 

Tharp was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and malicious mischief. His bond was set at $6,000.

Update 02/08/19

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney confirmed that Chad Tharp surrendered at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Original post below

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - One assault suspect is now in custody while another is still wanted.

Jonathan Fleming, 46, was taken into custody on Friday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.

Sheriff's investigator Lt. Jon Davis said Fleming was found at a residence on Hebron Road in Choctaw County.

Arrest warrants for aggravated assault were issued Thursday for Fleming and Chad Tharp, 46. 

The two are accused of beating up some people early Thursday morning. Deputies showed up about 1:30 a.m. on J.Y. Turner Road after being told about the assault.

Law enforcement would not reveal the number of victims but did say they were taken to OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. They were treated and released.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney confirms with WTVA that Chard Tharp turned himself in around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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