Chaos, violent fights break out at Coweta fair, leading to 4 arrests

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Officials were forced to shut down the Coweta County Fair early Saturday night after a series of fights broke out, according to the Newnan Times-Herald.

Deputies were called to the fair around 11:30 p.m. after fights broke out at several locations. Multiple teenagers and kids were detained and turned over to their parents and four adults were arrested, according to the Times-Herald.

Arrest warrants will be taken out on two more adults, Investigator Toby Nix told the Times-Herald.

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It’s unclear what prompted the fights.

Video shared on social media shows chaos at the fair, with young people attacking each other and throwing chairs and deputies trying to intervene.

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The fair is set to resume for normal operations from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

This is the second weekend that people were arrested after fights at the fair. A 15-year-old was arrested on felony charges after deputies said he hit an officer in the face last Saturday.

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Two more people are also facing charges from that incident.