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Loud fight results in two arrests

Published 9:27am Thursday, October 18, 2012

A loud scuffle at an apartment on Tuesday night led Austin police officers to make two arrests.

Police went to the 1000 block of Second Avenue SW where a neighbor had called because he or she could hear a fight upstairs. Officers then spoke with a woman at about 11:30 p.m. where the fight allegedly happened; however, the reported scuffle was over, and two men had left the apartment.

A patrol officer later saw one man walking on the roof of the apartments, and two other officers went back to the apartment where they found Robert Langfitt, 27, of Austin, in a closet. Langfitt is allegedly the same man who was on the roof. Langfitt was arrested, as he admitted to officers that he had a felony warrant for assault, which was confirmed. Langfitt was also cited for disorderly conduct.

Officers then stopped Kenneth Horne, 21, of Austin, as he was trying to leave the apartment. According to the police report, Horne would not stop when told and eventually struggled with one officer. The officer arrested Horne for gross misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process and put him in the Mower County jail.

The woman at the apartment had a black eye and told officers that happened about a week before this incident. She said Horne caused the black eye, according to the police report; however, she did not want to press charges as she thought Horne already had a court case for assault, and she hoped he would be jailed.


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