- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of Mississippi state Sen. Chris Massey (all times local):

5:12 p.m.

A Mississippi lawmaker who was charged with aggravated assault is accused of using a shovel while fighting in a suburban neighborhood.

State Sen. Chris Massey of Nesbit, his father and two other men were arrested Thursday morning in Olive Branch, just outside Memphis, Tennessee.

Chief Don Gammage tells The Associated Press that the 44-year-old Massey, who’s a homebuilder, is accused of hurting another person with a shovel.



A judge posted a $10,000 bond for Massey, and the senator was released from jail within hours of his arrest.

Calls to Massey’s cellphone were not immediately answered. The Republican from Nesbit has been a senator since 2012.

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3:07 p.m.

The Olive Branch police chief says Mississippi state Sen. Chris Massey has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a fight in a subdivision.

Chief Don Gammage tells The Associated Press that Massey, who’s a homebuilder, is accused of hurting another person with some sort of a weapon - not a gun.

Gammage says police responded to a call about the fight in the suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, just before 11 a.m. Thursday and arrested Massey, the senator’s father and two other men.

A judge set a $10,000 bond for the 44-year-old Massey and the chief said it was too soon to know whether Massey is represented by an attorney.

A call to Massey’s cellphone was not immediately answered. The Republican from Nesbit has been a senator since 2012.

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