20-year-old gets probation after fight

Published 9:41 am Friday, July 15, 2016

A 20-year-old Austin man was sentenced to two years supervised probation Thursday for his role in a Sept. 15, 2015, fight.

Logan Cox was convicted of a gross misdemeanor third-degree riot charge in April. He will serve 365, with credit for 17 days served, if he violates the terms of his probation.

The charges stem from a teen brawl where one student was stabbed in the buttocks and other people were hit with baseball bats.

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His friend, Ramiro Pena, 19, was also convicted of gross misdemeanor third-degree riot and was sentenced to three years supervised probation in May. He will serve a year in jail if he violates the terms of his probation.

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.