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UPDATE: Fifth suspect wanted for Kaplan fight arrested

Posted: 7:40 PM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-06 20:52:12-05

UPDATE: The fifth suspect is in custody. Darin Gums is being booked in to jail with felony second-degree battery.

Darin Gums
Darin Gums

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Kaplan Police have arrested four people in connection with a bar fight that left a man hospitalized.

Gums, Gums, Mouton, and Gums / Kaplan Police

Kelly Gums has been booked with one count felony second-degree battery.

Kendra Gums has been booked with one count felony second-degree battery.

Jada Mouton has been booked with one count felony second-degree battery.

Kayla Gums has been booked with one count felony second-degree battery.

Each of these defendants had posted $50,000 bond and been released as of late Wednesday.

Police still are looking for a fifth suspect, Darin Gums, who also is wanted on a warrant for felony second-degree battery. If you know where he is, call police.

When we talked to Kaplan Police on Tuesday, they were in the process of applying for felony warrants in connection with the fight, which happened on Sunday at a local bar.

A video of the fight, which shows several people beating a man on the ground outside a business, has been circulating on social media.

On Tuesday, Kaplan Police Capt. Irvin Cates told us he was working on warrants for five people in connection with the incident. He said a patrol officer found the victim on the side of the road after the beating, and called an ambulance. The man was taken to the hospital but has since been released, he said. He was knocked unconscious and couldn’t identify his assailants, Cates said.

Officers canvassed the area, and asked patrons of the bar about what had happened, but everyone denied knowing anything, he said.

The victim filed a complaint Monday, but there were no suspects. Police were given a video of the incident Tuesday morning, and were able to identify five people in it, he said. Cates was working on felony warrants for those five and hoped to have them signed by a judge Tuesday. Cates said those five people were in the bar after the incident and denied knowing anything about it.