WEST POINT, Miss. – A man has been arrested in connection to an early Saturday morning beating at a West Point Huddle House over the weekend. According to WCBI, police are still looking over video footage of the incident that left a man, who has been identified by friends and family has Ralph Weems, critically injured.
Courtez McMillian, 22, has been arrested and is being held at the Clay County Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault. Police say more arrests are expected.
David Knighten, who was with Weems, told the Associated Press he had been warned outside of a Waffle House, where the conflict had initially started, that people inside were upset about Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Missouri and that it may not be safe for white people. Currently, the case is not being viewed as a hate crime. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been briefed on the case along with the District Attorney’s Office.
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