10 people arrested after shots ring out at Canfield Fair, extra security added
As the community feels a sense of shock after shots rang out at the Canfield Fair, we're learning new details about the incident and how the fair is moving forward.
According to Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene, the incident started as a large fight in the area near fair rides by Gate C.
The fight involved ten people, including seven juveniles and three young adults.
Sheriff Greene said the large fight then broke out into smaller fights in that area and outside of fair gates.
One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, had a pistol on them, which led to the gun going off in a parking area on the property.
The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office says the seven juveniles and four young adults were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstruction.
Among those arrested are 18-year-old Diamone Boykin, 19-year-old Jaylin Boykin, and 19-year-old Antwanett Jones, according to Sheriff Greene.
Sheriff Greene said he is not aware of any injuries from the incident.
The Sheriff's Department and Fairground Police are increasing security at the fair following the incident.
The Fair Board released a statement on the situation Sunday morning, saying they will not tolerate the kind of conduct that happened Saturday night.
The board's full statement can be found below:
The fair board will not tolerate conduct like that, which occurred Saturday night, and will take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of all those attending and working at the fair, including an enhanced police presence for the remainder of this year's fair. We thank the Fair Police Department, the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Canfield Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies for all their work in keeping the fair a safe place. As the incident of Saturday night is the subject of criminal investigation, the board will have no further comment at this time.
All events are set to go on as scheduled, including Sunday's Amateur Fiddler's Contest and the Kids Cooking Challenge.
Sam Hunt will still take the stage Sunday night at the Grandstand.
A wanding and bag check was already in place for the show before Saturday's incident.
The incident remains a criminal investigation.
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