Two injured following Sunday afternoon fight on Kings Drive

Published 10:26 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017

Two people were taken to Merit Health River Region with minor injuries following a fight that occurred on Kings Drive Sunday afternoon.

Vicksburg Police Srgt. Johnnie Edwards said 19 year old Robert Jordan and a 15 year old whose name was not released because he is a juvenile were treated for minor injuries and later released.

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Edwards said Jordan cut the juvenile with a knife and in the process cut himself in the hand causing what he admitted to police was a self-inflicted injury.

Edwards said the altercation during which the two were injured stemmed from an early incident on Facebook.

Edwards said that Jordan claims, “Four people came up on him” resulting in the juvenile being cut.

VPD has not been able to confirm Jordan’s account of the incident and it remains under investigation.

The juvenile’s injury required three stitches before he was released from the hospital, Edwards said.

Jordan and the juvenile will sign charges of misdemeanor simple assault against each other.

The case will be sent to municipal court, Edwards said.