Assault leads to arrests 3.5

Written by David Green.

Three arrests were made in connection with a fight at the Morenci Pub early in the morning of Feb. 24. A warrant  was issued for one other Morenci resident.

Five people are charged with disorderly conduct and three of them also face a charge of assault and battery.

When a Morenci police officer arrived on the scene at 2:04 a.m., he found a small group of people outside the back door of the Pub.

One person ran from the scene and the officer gave chase and apprehended Christopher Lee-Ryan Carden, 21, of Archbold, Ohio.

By this time the crowd had swelled and several members of the group were antagonizing the police officer, according to the report filed by the officer.

He called for backup from the Fulton County and Lenawee County sheriff departments and from Hudson. When other officers arrived, the scene stabilized and two assault victims were interviewed inside the Pub.

Brant Gorsuch and Ryan Powers, both of rural Fayette, reported they were assaulted.

Powers told police he pulled a friend’s sweatshirt over his head and was soon approached by Jeannette Sebring of Morenci who complained to Powers about picking on her son. Powers said it wasn’t her son that he had contact with.

“Based on our investigation, it was a misunderstanding,” said Morenci Chief of Police Larry Weeks. “She believed it was her son but it wasn’t.”

Sebring verbally confronted Powers and soon Todd Sebring and Carden became involved. Jeannette Sebring struck Powers and Gorsuch claims that Todd Sebring struck him in the face. When he was knocked to the floor, another Morenci resident, Jeremy Williams, began striking him.

Both of the victims had signs of facial injury, Weeks said, but neither required medical attention.

Reports by witnesses corroborated the assault charges.

Christopher Carden was charged with disorderly conduct and was arrested for an outstanding larceny warrant from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department.

Both of the Sebrings and Williams were arrested and released on bond with charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct. A warrant was issued for Jamie Carden for disorderly conduct.

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