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Wedding reception fight lands 2 in jail

Joseph Edward Penton (l) and Joseph Edward Peco (r) (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Joseph Edward Penton (l) and Joseph Edward Peco (r) (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) -

A Vancleave wedding reception got out of control Saturday when a fight broke out. Sheriff's deputies arrested Joseph Edward Penton and Joseph Edward Peco, and charged both men with Aggravated Assault.

Investigators said the two men attacked Herman Penton, striking him in the head with a PVC pipe and tire tool several times.

After the assault, both J. Penton and Peco fled into the woods behind the residence. When they eventually came out of the woods, three sheriff's deputies were waiting to arrest them.

Herman Penton was taken to the hospital, where he received several stitches and staples to his face and head.

Joseph Penton, 41, of Vancleave; and Joseph Peco, 24, of Slidell, Louisiana are both being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.

At the time of his arrest, authorities also discovered Joseph Penton was wanted for a probation violation out of Covington, Louisiana.

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