BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Five people, including two teens, were arrested Sunday evening after a Dillard's security guard and Biloxi police officer were attacked earlier in the day at Edgewater Mall. Biloxi police report the incident started when a large spring break group became disorderly as they followed well-known rapper Lil Boosie and his crew.
Investigators said the group attacked the security guard after he asked them to leave the store. A video circulating on social media shows the security guard spraying people in the crowd with what appears to be pepper spray.
According to police, an officer arrived shortly after and tried to help the guard but ended up getting attacked as well.
The suspects then took off down Hwy. 90 in a white van, which eventually stopped in the 1600 block of Irish Hill Dr.
Police arrested Ivy Givens, 19, of Baton Rouge, LA, Sedale Coleman, 32, of Tucker, GA, and Patrick Tolbert, 26, of Mobile, AL. All three were charged with simple assault on a law enforcement officer and simple assault on the security officer. Two teenagers, both residents of Baton Rouge, LA, were identified as being part of the incident and arrested. One was charged with both assaults and the other was only involved in the assault on the law enforcement officer.
Detectives report the driver of the van, Ollie Harper, 33, of Atlanta, GA, was not part of the assault but was found to be in possession of a stolen gun out of Atlanta. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
Simple assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a stolen firearm are felonies. The bond for each charge was set at $50,000.
WLOX News Now has reached out to Dillard's for comment. We have not received a response.