Man who died in Lee County altercation identified

By Danza Johnson

The 20-year-old man who died during an altercation in Haven Acres Friday afternoon has been identified as Ladarrius Walton.
Walton was pronounced dead at the North Mississippi Medical Center at about 5:40 p.m. after being struck during an altercation on West Garrison Street.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said no weapons were found at the scene. One man, whose name is not being released at this time, is being held in connection with Walton’s death but no charges have been filed at this time.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green said the body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy and the results should be in early next week.

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