One dead, two injured after fight at Chickasaw Regional Correctional Facility

One dead, two injured after fight at Chickasaw Regional Correctional Facility
Gregory Emary (Source: Family)

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - One inmate is dead and two are injured after a fight at the MDOC Regional Correctional Facility in Chickasaw County, according to Sheriff Jim Meyers.

WTVA reports Chickasaw County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed that 26-year-old Gregory Emary of Hernando was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emary is the third inmate to die at a Mississippi prison this week, despite a statewide lockdown.

One inmate was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for injuries, said Meyers. The other inmate was taken to a hospital in Calhoun County to be treated for lacerations to the head.

Reports of a riot were confirmed by jail personnel early Thursday morning.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation.

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