A Biloxi man is now facing charges as the second person arrested following a large brawl that occurred near Starkville’s Cotton District early Sunday morning.
The Starkville Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of 23-year-old Dakota Husser on a warrant for misdemeanor simple assault, stemming from the incident.
Husser is the second person to face charges after the fight, which saw a D’Iberville man — 22-year-old Nathan Cvitanovich — charged with misdemeanor simple assault on Monday.
SPD confirmed both arrests are connected to a fight captured on video early Sunday morning on University Drive, which showed more than dozen people involved in a physical altercation on the lawn of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The video has since been viewed thousands of time on social media, prompting calls for action from members of the community
The SPD said on Tuesday that the incident remains under investigation and more arrests are expected.
Those found guilty of simple assault face a maximum fine of $500 and could face up to six months in jail, according to Mississippi Code § 97-3-7.