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Five charged after city brawl
By KEITH EPPS
Five people were arrested following a large brawl outside a Fredericksburg business early Friday, police said.
Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. outside the Otter House at 1005 Princess Anne St.
Bledsoe said the first officer on the scene reported that there were about 50 people on the sidewalk and in the street outside the business.
Several fights were going on simutaneously in the crowd, and several more city officers and state troopers responded to help bring the mayhem under control.
Four men were arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and/or public intoxication. They are Percy Johnson, 21, of Stafford, Justin Wilson, 30, of Fredericksburg, Ryheem Morton, 21, of Spotsylvania and Souton Johnson, 26, of Spotsylvania.
A 23-year-old Stafford woman, Brittany Santiago, was charged with destruction of property after an officer saw her break a window in a neighboring business during the disturbance, police said.
Bledsoe said no injuries were reported and there was no evidence of any weapons. Police aren’t sure what started the ruckus.