Teens given summons after fight on Sprigg Street

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

A fight on North Sprigg Street early Sunday morning resulted in summonses for two Cape Girardeau residents and hospital treatment for a teenager.

A group of Southeast Missouri State University students were walking along North Sprigg Street when a verbal confrontation grew into a fight shortly before 2 a.m., patrolman Jason Selzer said. When officers responded, he said, the fight was over and those involved were dispersing, he said.

"When the first group left, one of them called out 'we'll take care of this later,'" Selzer sad, reading from the police report.

About 3 a.m., police received another call of a disturbance in the same area. When they arrived, they saw two people running into the residence at 607 N. Sprigg St., Selzer said.

Lump on the head

A 20-year-old student had a cut over his right eye and a lump on his head, Selzer said. The lump was caused when he was hit with a wooden sword, Selzer said.

"He was not a member of the first group," Selzer said. "They came and got him and asked if he wanted to take a walk with them."

Maximillian E. Smith, 18, of 503 Sycamore St. in Jackson, and Jessica C. Jones, 17, of 607 N. Sprigg St., were given summons to appear in municipal court for assault, Selzer said.

A 16-year-old was assaulted at the same location. His assault was reported when he sought emergency room treatment, Selzer said. He had lacerations and "major swelling" on his face, Selzer said.

"He was walking with his 14-year-old girlfriend, who lives in the neighborhood, when he got jumped," Selzer said. "We have a good idea who did it but we haven't cited anyone yet."

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