Two men were arrested early Thursday morning at the Neshoba County Fair after they broke a man’s leg and ruptured one of his eardrums during an alleged assault on Founders Square.




Payton Reed Spinks, 20, of 621 Kemper St., Scooba, and Corey Brandon Fleming, 24, 11020 Road 534, Philadelphia, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault after both men allegedly attacked the victim about  4 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Investigator Derek Wyatt.

The injuries were caused by one of the suspects striking the victim with a fist and another kicking the victim in the leg during a fight, Wyatt said.



Both men have since bonded out of the Neshoba County Jail. Spinks had two charges of aggravated assault and a total bond of $10,000. Fleming was charged with one count of aggravated assault and was assessed a $5,000 bond.

No other details are available at press time.

Sheriff Tommy Waddell said very few incidents occurred this year at the Fair in comparison to previous years. Investigator Kevin Baysinger said that other than the aggravated assault, there had been few incidents of violence this year.

A window was reported broken out of one of the campers at the Fairgrounds Thursday.

In other unrelated cases around the county:

• A report of a dog being shot and killed was taken from a resident off of Road 610, although no suspects have been identified at this time.

• A person living off of Highway 15 south reported that someone stole their Kohl’s card.

• A theft was reported from a shed located off of Highway 21 north Saturday. A person reported that a barbecue grill and a Stihl tractor fertilizer spreader were stolen.