Social Media Video Leads to 5 Murphysboro Arrests

Five Murphysboro residents are behind bars after footage of a street fight on social media led to their arrest. According to police reports, officers were called to a large fight on the corner of 18th and Alexander Streets Saturday night. Officers say that roughly 25 to 30 people ran from the area and many left at the scene would not provide information about the fight. However, videos of the fight began to surface on social media, and 5 were arrested yesterday after being identified from the video. Kurt Jacobs, Tyler Palmer, Krista Ticer, Ona Freeman and Darren Beard, all of Murphysboro have been arrested. Police expect additional arrests in the future.