Update: One person has been arrested in connection with the incident at North Natchez Apartments in Kosciusko Sunday night that resulted in a man’s death.
Kosciusko Chief of Police Herbert Dew said 31-year-old Chris Meredith was arrested on W. Adams St. Sunday night around 7:10 pm.
Dew said Meredith was involved in a fight with 40-year-old Davion Rimmer, who was later pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital Attala.
According to Dew, the two had been in a verbal altercation earlier in the day at the apartment complex. Meredith left the complex and when he returned, the fight broke out in the parking lot.
Meredith was initially charged with murder, but after an autopsy, it was determined Rimmer died of a heart attack. Dew said the murder charge has been changed to manslaughter.
Meredith is currently in the Leake County Jail and will have a court appearance Tuesday morning in Kosciusko.
3-11-2019: At 4:07 pm Kosciusko Police, MedStat EMS, along with City Fire and Rescue responded to a report of an assault at North Natchez Apartments.
Emergency personnel arrived on scene and notified responding units that the victim had no pulse. Firefighters immediately administered CPR until MedStat arrived on scene and transported the patient to Baptist-Attala.
Attala County Corner Sam Bell was able to confirm the death of the victim but no other information could be given at this time.
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