Thursday, August 7, 2014

Video Surfaces of Fight at Cedar Rapids Food Court // Updated: Cedar Rapids Police Have Begun Arresting Individuals Connected to this Fight // Further Updated: Two of the Three Men Arrested Have Pleaded Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

(Originally written on 03/03/14): Online video surfaced today of a huge fight that occurred at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, IA, a couple weekends ago. Police were called to the mall's food court on Saturday, February 15, 2014, but everyone involved had already skedaddled. And then somebody posted the video online.

Now Cedar Rapids Police are reviewing footage of the fight to determine the identities of those involved and eventually to press charges. The 90 second video shows people slugging and screaming. Several people were smashed with chairs. It was pretty wild. Check this out:

Updated on 03/06/14: Cedar Rapids police have announced the arrests of various individuals who are alleged to have been involved with this fight, including...

*37-year-old Kenneth Keith of Cedar Rapids and two minors (age 15 and 14) were all charged yesterday with disorderly conduct. The two arrested teens have not been identified, but have been released to the custody of their mother.

*19-year-old Brandon Fitzgerald Johnson of Cedar Rapids was arrested earlier today and charged with disorderly conduct.

*21-year-old Roberto Alicea of Cedar Rapids was also arrested and charged today with disorderly conduct.

Updated on 08/07/14: KGAN reports today that two of the suspects have pleaded guilty in connection to this fight. The two younger men have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct -- fighting or violence behavior and are expected to each serve 10 days in jail along with 50 hours of community service.

37-year-old Kenneth Keith did not accept a plea deal and instead opted to move forward with a trial. His trial took place yesterday and will be decided by a judge. He faces up to 30 days in jail if convicted of disorderly conduct.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

shootings over the weekend that left on dead and another injured by garfield school were related to this mall fight