8 arrested after street rumble in tiny Central Michigan village

Eight people were arrested and one person hurt seriously enough to be taken to the hospital after a street rumble broke out Wednesday in the tiny village of Mecosta. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reported the fight was reported about 4 p.m. in the Mecosta County village of 393 residents.
Apr 14, 2011


Sgt. Mike Mohr of the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department said 20 young people were in the street fighting, and a second report said weapons were being used.
Deputies and state troopers arrived and broke up the fight. They seized a semiautomatic handgun, a knife and a tire iron. Six adults and two juveniles were arrested, and Mohr said more people could be arrested.

The juvenile who was taken to Mecosta County Medical Center in Big Rapids was treated and released.

Several other people were injured, the sergeant said, but none seriously.

Mecosta is on M-20, about 18 miles east of Big Rapids and 25 miles west of Mt. Pleasant.

— From The Associated Press


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