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State senator accused of using shovel in fight

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 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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