Update: More details emerge following Cotton District assault

The Starkville Police Department arrested 21-year-old Harrison S. Browning after responding to a report about 1:37 a.m. of an individual being assaulted outside of Gringo’s bar in the 600 block of University Drive in the city's Cotton District.
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Logan Kirkland
Staff Writer

A Madison man was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with an alleged assault that occurred outside of a Starkville bar.

The Starkville Police Department arrested 21-year-old Harrison S. Browning after responding to a report about 1:37 a.m. of an individual being assaulted outside of Gringo’s bar in the 600 block of University Drive in the city's Cotton District.

According to court documents obtained by the Starkville Daily News, Browning is accused of injuring the victim by "head butting and slamming" the victim's head into the concrete multiple times. This resulted in severe lacerations, a broken orbital socket, a contusion to the front left brain lobe and other facial broken bones.

The arrest report says Harrison voluntarily came to SPD upon request, where he was interviewed and later charged.

It is unclear at this time what caused the incident.

SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said the victim was transported to OCH Regional Medical Center and later transported to another hospital for treatment.

Browning was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was later released on $10,000 bond.

Browning was charged under Mississippi Code 97-3-7(2)(a)(i) for “physical assault,” which is defined as an attempt “to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

He is scheduled to appear in Starkville Municipal Court on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m.

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