Mayor, sheriff’s deputy allegedly got into bar fight, details under investigation

Published 1:27 pm Monday, June 10, 2019

A northeast Mississippi mayor and sheriff’s deputy face questions after they got into a fight at a local bar.

Fulton Police Chief Mitch Nabors tells WTVA-TV that the two men involved in the Saturday fight were Fulton Mayor Barry Childers and Itawamba County Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Graham.

A video shows a man seated at the bar punching a man standing next to him. The two men then struggle and fall to the floor before the fight is broken up.

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Police responded and escorted both men out. Nabors says police are investigating, but no charges have yet been filed.

Sheriff Chris Dickinson told the station Graham is a part-time officer.