OSCO arrests three suspects for robbery, assault incidents


From left, Joshua Norman, Jonathan Fleming and Chad Tharp

From left, Joshua Norman, Jonathan Fleming and Chad Tharp



Alex Holloway



Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men authorities were searching for in a pair of unrelated incidents from last week.


OSCO Lt. Jon Davis said Joshua Norman, 25, of Starkville, turned himself in on Saturday. Deputies were looking for Norman after a reported burglary and robbery at a residence on County Lake Road early Wednesday morning.


Norman, who OSCO considered armed and dangerous after the incident, is being held in the Oktibbeha County Jail on burglary and armed robbery charges. He's scheduled to make an initial appearance in Oktibbeha County Justice Court today.



In an unrelated incident, deputies were searching for Jonathan Fleming and Chad Tharp, both 46. The two men, who have each been charged with aggravated assault, were suspected of attacking two victims with weapons, which Davis has confirmed were not firearms.


Deputies arrested Fleming at a residence in Choctaw County on Friday. Tharp turned himself in to deputies at the Oktibbeha County-Webster County line the same day.


Fleming's bond has been set at $15,000, and Tharp's has been set at $6,000. Both men are still in the Oktibbeha County Jail.



Alex Holloway was formerly a reporter with The Dispatch.



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