Two arrested after man dead following graduation party fight

Mississippi News

VARDAMAN, Miss. (AP) — A father and son have been arrested in north Mississippi after a 25-year-old man was found dead in a pond after a fight at a graduation party.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department said Heriberto Mata died Sunday in Vardaman. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan told WCBI-TV that Mata was at a graduation celebration on Saturday that continued into Sunday morning.

Around 5 a.m., Mata approached the DJ about playing longer, and a fight followed. Authorities found Mata’s body in a pond the next day.

Deputies have arrested 48-year-old Cutberto Gutierrez and his 25-year-old son Hoscar on charges of aggravated assault. More charges could be pending.

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