Shell casing located after police respond to fight at Rodeway Inn

Published 10:02 am Monday, April 27, 2020

No victims or damage reported


Police are looking for more information after a shell casing was found in the parking lot at Rodeway Inn.

According to Austin Police Chief David McKichan, Austin police officers and Mower County deputies responded to a call of a fight called in by the management of Rodeway Inn at about 4:37 a.m. on Saturday. No active fight was ongoing when law enforcement arrived; however, several people were interviewed and said they heard a gunshot.

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A single .40 caliber shell casing was found in the parking lot, as well as a torn face mask and some hair.

Several warrants were executed on rooms at the motel, but police were unable to locate a firearm.

No victims or property damage from the gunshot were found. No suspect description was given to police.

An adult female, Annastasia Chandee, 19, of Austin was arrested on a fifth-degree drug controlled substance crime after 17 THC vaping cartridges were allegedly found in her vehicle at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call law enforcement at 597-437-9400. Reports can be made anonymously.