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Fights break out after bluegrass

Two fights, both leading to ambulance calls and one leading to an arrest, broke out after Bluegrass at the Lake this weekend at Marion County Lake

The Sheriff’s Department, Marion’s canine unit, and Marion ambulance responded to both incidents one just before midnight Saturday, the other near 4 a.m. Sunday.

Sheriff Craft was unable to provide details at press time but radio transmission indicate that a man with blonde hair and facial hair who was wearing khaki shorts and no shirt allegedly pushed a woman to the ground at a camping area and fled the scene. Alcohol was believed to be involved in the incidents. It was unclear whether the woman had been injured but Marion ambulance took a victim with a head injury to Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita and asked for a law enforcement officer to accompany them because she appeared to them to be suffering psychological problems as well.

In a presumably different incident, the sheriff’s department, Marion’s canine unit, and Marion ambulance responded to a report of a man with a facial laceration shortly after at 3 a.m. Sunday at the lake.

Radio transmissions indicated that a Hispanic man allegedly had been trying to start fights with multiple people.

Around 4 a.m., police located a man who had lacerations on his head and elbow and “had been in the lake for quite a while,” according to radio transmissions.

Jarrod Spottedelk, 36, Moundridge was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct, and booked into the county jail by deputy Derek Calvert at 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Spottedelk was the only arrest made over the weekend.

Craft said Calvert had investigated the fights but had not completed reports for either. Craft said some of the same people from two different groups were involved in each incident, but he could not confirm whether the incidents were a continuation of one another.

Craft declined further comment noting that Calvert would not be on duty until after press time.

Last modified June 22, 2017