Man arrested during Morgan Wallen concert for fighting, spitting on police

Published 4:31 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

A Colia man was arrested Saturday after a fight during the Morgan Wallen concert.

Deputies from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office were assisting the University of Mississippi Police Department with the Morgan Wallen concert at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday when they were notified of a fight in the crowd and responded to the area.

Officers arrived and placed the suspect, Hunter Steven Flanagan, 30, of Colia, under arrest for assaulting another patron.

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While conducting the arrest, Flanagan became combative and resisted arrest. Flanagan kicked two officers and spit on them while he was being transported out of the stadium to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office charged Flanagan with one count of simple assault on a police officer. Flanagan was charged with a separate count of simple assault on a police officer by the University of Mississippi Police Department, along with several other misdemeanor charges.

Flanagan appeared before a Justice Court Judge on Monday and his bond was set at $100,000. Flanagan is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center awaiting bond.