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19-year-old is 2nd person charged in teen brawl

A 19-year-old Austin man is the second person charged in a high school aged teen brawl that took place Sept. 15 where one student was stabbed in the butt and other people were hit with baseball bats.



Logan Carlyle Cox was charged Monday with second-degree rioting with a dangerous weapon. His friend, 18-year-old Ramiro Pena, was charged Thursday. A 16-year-old accomplice will also face charges.

According to a court complaint, officers were called to the 1000 block of First Avenue Northwest shortly before 8 p.m. Sept. 15 after a witness reported a large group of males fighting.

Police spoke with several people involved in the brawl who told police Pena and two other men, Cox and the juvenile, confronted one of the victims earlier that day and drove up to his home in Pena’s 2005 Kia.

Pena and Cox allegedly carried a baseball bat and a pipe to confront the victims. One victim was allegedly stabbed by the 16-year-old and another person was hit with a baseball bat. The fight had initially started between two people but grew to include about five people.

The victim who was stabbed used the knife to slash one of Pena’s tires, and another victim smashed a window on Pena’s car using a baseball bat, according to the report.

Police inspected Pena’s car and found a new tire, along with a missing window. Officers also noticed what appeared to be blood on the console.

Pena’s and Cox’s next court appearance is set for Oct. 1.