THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON - Jackson's mayor suffered cuts on both hands over the weekend as he followed city police officers who were chasing suspected drug dealers, a city spokesman said.
Melton was treated and released at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His injuries did not require stitches, Tyrone Lewis said.
Melton and a group of police officers were in the Virden Addition for a crime sweep.
Lewis said the mayor wants to focus his efforts on the neighborhood, and he was checking out problem areas around the city.
After viewing a suspected drug deal Saturday night, officers chased those involved into a house. Melton followed and cut his hands as he entered the building. The accident happened about 9:25 p.m.
Lewis said the mayor may have cut his hands on glass, but the cause wasn't known.