Hancock County District 5 Supervisor Darrin "Bo" Ladner was injured on Memorial Day while reportedly trying to stop a group of people from fighting.

Ladner was allegedly struck with a tire iron, causing injuries to his head, jaw and collar bone. The incident happened at the Kiln baseball complex.

There were few details available by press time Friday because no incident report or criminal charges have been filed, but county officials have confirmed that Ladner was hospitalized.

"When we get an official complaint from somebody, we're sure enough going to look into it," Sheriff Ricky Adam said Friday.

"I have only had confirmation that Mr. Ladner is out of surgery and at home," Board of Supervisors President Blaine LaFontaine said Friday. "At this time I believe the situation is personal not public, and all questions should be answered by Supervisor Ladner. We wish him best in his recovery."

Ladner was first elected as the District 5 supervisor in August 2015. He is seeking re-election this year.

The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6; the general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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