Fight over cell phone sends one to the hospital

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2018

An Austin woman is facing possible assault charges after allegedly knocking out another woman during a fight on Sunday night in Rochester.

Odongonga Oballa, 20

According to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin, police were called on a report of two women fighting over a cell phone at 10:20 p.m. in the 800 block of 21st Avenue Southeast.

A 23-year-old woman, also from Austin, was found unconscious with blood dripping from her mouth. The victim had a laceration inside her mouth and chipped teeth. She was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System, Saint Marys Campus, and regained consciousness.

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Odongonga Oballa, 20, of Austin was arrested for the alleged assault. She is currently facing possible charges of third- and fifth-degree assault, according to Sherwin.