Five arrested in Montevideo fight
MONTEVIDEO – Five people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a fight involving guns and baseball bats broke out at a Montevideo residence.
According to a press release, the Montevideo Police Department was called at 1:45 p.m. that a “large fight with baseball bats” was taking place in the area of the Lincoln Apartments, on Seventeenth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
A group of individuals went to an apartment to potentially fight an individual and at some point a 9mm handgun was brandished and pointed at several people. That prompted someone to get a loaded .22 rifle from an apartment.
A physical fight then occurred between the two groups.
When police arrived, several people fled the area. Officers located one suspect after a foot and vehicle chase through backyards.
Those arrested include an 18-year-old Montevideo man, who faces charges of assault in the second and fifth degree, fleeing police on foot, ineligible person to possess a pistol, terrorist threats and disorderly conduct.
A 19-year-old Montevideo woman was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct; a 19-year-old Montevideo man was arrested on charges of obstructing legal process and disorderly conduct; a 20-year-old man faces charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats and a 25-year old man faces charges of assault in the second degree and ineligible person to possess a pistol.
Formal charges are pending review by the Chippewa County Attorney.
More arrests, and additional charges, may be made in connection with the incident, according to Police Chief Adam Christopher.