No state charges in statue incident

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OXFORD – No state charges will be filed in the Feb. 16 incident in which a statue of James Meredith on the University of Mississippi was draped with a noose and a flag.

Third Judicial District Attorney Ben Creekmore said four possible charges had been considered, but none fit the facts of the case.

County misdemeanor charges and federal hate crime charges are reportedly still under consideration.