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One flea market vendor felt others were invading his space and took matters into his own hands.

A flea market vendor angered that a neighboring vendor was invading his space “had to be sedated” by medics taking him to a local hospital before he was jailed, according to police and jail records.

Uniontown Police were already nearby directing traffic when they were summoned to the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW, at 8:32 a.m. Saturday, said Uniontown Police Chief Mike Batchik. The website for the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market shows more than 1,000 outdoor vendors sell items on 12 acres of the property.

The 27-year-old Akron man felt other vendors were taking too much of his space and a shoving match ensued, the chief said. A MarketPlace employee used a “bear hug” to hold the man until officers arrived, but the man continued to resist arrest.

Stark County Jail records said paramedics sedated the man before taking him to Akron City Hospital.

Officers obtained warrants for his arrest and, upon his release, he went to the Uniontown Police Department at noon on Wednesday to surrender, Batchik said.

The man was arrested at the police department on warrants charging him with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and three counts of assault, all of which are misdemeanors. The Canton Repository does not typically name misdemeanor crime suspects.

The man remained in jail Thursday, held in lieu of $1,000 bond pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.


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Federal agents raid a Memphis flea market


U.S. Marshals and Customs agents raided a Memphis Flea Market this afternoon. Chopper 5 was over the scene as agents placed people under a tent and put them in handcuffs.

Agents rushed the flea market flea market on the corner of Third and Raines around noon.

The South West Flea Market is shut down to customers this evening and a lock has been placed on the gate at the front entrance, because Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents carried out a raid today.

Throughout the day, sheriff's deputies were on scene supporting the effort, turning people away as they tried to enter.

At one point this afternoon, Action News 5 staff saw several people being taken away in the back of patrol cars.

One man who said he came to the flea market to shop for shoes for his sons told Action News 5 what he saw.

He said that right around noon everybody began to run around him, so he ran too. At that point, he said some agents asked him for his immigration papers.

"They say it's on immigration," said the witness. "Whose papers clear and not clear. That's why, you know, my papers is clear."

Many vendors have already left and others are breaking down. Customers have been streaming in, trying to go inside, but that won't happen right now.

ICE officials will only say that they have detained people and they are conducting background checks.


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Two arrested in Macon Flea Market burglary


​Two men are behind bars after Bibb Deputies say they tried breaking into the Macon Flea Market early Tuesday morning.

Investigators say it happened just after 12 a.m. as deputies responded to a call of someone trying to make entry into the business.

Deputies say when they arrived they noticed a man running from the back entrance of the business Alexander Ballroom located on Eisenhower Parkway. A second man then appeared at the exit and also ran.

Deputies were able to catch the first suspect after a brief foot chase and the second suspect was caught after being found in a vehicle parked behind Taco Bell.

It was later found that the suspects made their way into the Alexandria Ballroom and begin to cut through the wall into the Macon Flea Market.

Deputies have arrested Don Winsor Re, 47, of Macon and Thomas Joshua Williamson, 28, of Byron in connection to the incident. Both men are being held in the Bibb County jail and now face several charges including Burglary, Conspiracy to commit a felony, Criminal damage to property, Possession of tools for commission of a crime and Criminal attempt to commit a felony.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.