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Second man arrested on assault charge

Second man arrested on assault charge
Staff Reporter
A second man indicted for assault in the September 2011 beating of a Union City man has been arrested.
Latonio Montez Fair, 22, of 604 Nash St., Apt. 55, Union City, was arrested Thursday on a capias for aggravated assault issued after his indictment by the October 2011 term of the Obion County grand jury.
He was taken into custody at 12:40 p.m. at Uptown North convenience store at 1315 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The charge against Fair stems from the alleged assault of Jeremy L. McCadney, 27, of Union City during a fight in the parking lot of Shenanigan’s at 2227 Phebus Lane in Union City, police investigator Derrick O’Dell said today.
Another man, Jontez M. Dennis, 26, of Union City, was arrested Oct. 4, 2011, on a capias charging him with aggravated assault in connection with the same assault incident. He was also indicted by the grand jury on Oct. 3, 2011.
According to police reports, McCadney was critically injured after being severely beaten during a fight that occurred about 3:15 a.m. Sept. 5, 2011, in the Shenanigan’s parking lot.
Police had responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot and arrived to find several large groups on different areas of the parking lot.
While attempting to break up the large groups that were fighting, an officer noticed an unconscious man. At that point, all the officers on the scene ran to his aid to prevent further injuries.
“While officers were trying to keep everyone away from him, there was still a lot of screaming and arguing going on all around us,” the reporting officer wrote in his report, adding, “Several subjects were ripping their shirts off and running toward other persons in the parking lot.”
Police noted that during all the yelling, several people were pointing and yelling to indicate that two people who were leaving the lot were allegedly those who had assaulted the unconscious McCadney, but with all the activity involving “the wild crowd in the parking lot,” officers were unable to leave the victim due to the possibility that others would cause him more harm, according to the report.
After the crowd cleared about 15 to 20 minutes later, emergency medical personnel were finally able to tend to the victim, who was still unconscious, police reported.
Police said minutes later, McCadney began getting movement in his arms but still could not speak or tell police anything about the fight.
McCadney was transported by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and was later airlifted to another hospital due to life-threatening injuries to his face and head, according to police.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at Published in The Messenger 7.16.12

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