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Assault suspects sought

Assault suspects sought
By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
Police are searching for two men who allegedly assaulted a man early today at a Union City establishment.
Officers initially responded about 12:15 a.m. today to a burglary complaint at the Blue Marble at 1220 East Main St., but arrived on the scene to learn of the alleged assault.
Estes Juquae Mitchell, 30, of Union City, who manages the property, told police he was inside when two black men entered the property through a side door on the building’s east side. He said he confronted them as they attempted to come in through an interior door, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Mitchell told police a scuffle ensued and one of the intruders stabbed him in the back with a small knife, causing only a slight entry.
He said the two men then fled the property the same way they had entered and took off on foot, running east.
One of the suspects was described as a black male about 5-feet-4-inches tall with a dark complexion and short braided hair. He was wearing red shorts and a black shirt.
The second suspect was described as a black male about 6-feet tall and 250 pounds, wearing black pants, according to the report.
Mitchell told police that during the altercation with the larger suspect, his black T-shirt came off and he left the building shirtless.
Both men were described as being in their early to mid-20s and no older than 25.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call the Union City Police Department at 885-1515 or Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS (885-8477). Crime Stoppers may also be emailed at ucpd@ci.unioncity.tn.us.
Callers to Crime Stoppers are guaranteed anonymity and tips which solve cases may be worth cash rewards.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at cmenees@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 8.28.12

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