Rioting in Norwalk? Nah, just an old-fashioned bar brawl

Grand jury declined to issue felony charges; cases sent to Norwalk municipal court.
Cary Ashby
Apr 29, 2014

Huron County prosecutors sent cases involving a suspected bar brawl to Norwalk Municipal Court after a grand jury declined to issue felony charges.

The following suspects were charged with one first-degree misdemeanor count each of assault: Damarquis C. Brown, 31, of 206 Jefferson St.; Stephon O. Harkness, 25, of 10-A State St.; Stewart W. Harkness Jr., 31, whose address wasn't available; and Adewale A. Olaniyan, 37, of 56 Parsons St. The charges are in connection with a Feb. 9 incident at Bluto's Sports Bar & Grill in Norwalk.

Each of the defendants originally were charged with aggravated rioting, a fourth-degree felony, through municipal court.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said authorities studied the video recording of the incident and determined "it was a simple bar fight." He also said Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel "wasn't getting good cooperation from the alleged victim."

"The officer did a good job of investigating the case. He did a good job of tracking people down," Leffler said.

Law director Stuart O'Hara earlier told the Reflector how the suspected bar brawl happened.

"The victim and a friend went out to the patio to smoke. Three (suspects) and two others came out to the patio and ultimately got into a fight. They poured beer on him and physically hurt him," O'Hara said. "Another person joined in the melee."

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Wildbunch3

Do you even read what you write? Wow you're ignorant!

truckin

did i strike a nerve on you 2?..
someone out there may not "like your lifestyle".
Who cares?? doesn't make me right or wrong.

If someone doesn't agree with your views, they are simply ignorant??
that's it?? that's all you got??

Gdusty86

You are showing your ignorance . I don't like ignorant simple minded people.

swiss family

wow truckin.. I used to really look forward to reading your comments, I found your perspective very interesting until now... when you saw the definition of racist is "whatever you said" where do you get the definition from????I am thinking that somehow that is your own definition and I have to tell you that your definition is somewhat off.. it is not taking pride in your own race... racism is condemning others who are of a different race...or feeling somehow superior because you happen to be what you perceive to be a higher race..... and your statement where you proudly say that you "don't like gay people" you will probably have to eat your words.. if you were to do any research or listen to anyone who has, the studies show that of the people that felt comfortable enough to disclose the information, it appears that 1 in 4 people are or have had at least 1 or more same sex interaction.....so as shocking as that might be to someone like you and with the different states changing laws to allow same sex marriages, you just might be surprised to find out who in your family, your neighborhood, etc are gay.. and obviously have been gay the whole time and you never even knew about it...

I hope you continue to post I do enjoy reading your comments. It just seems that lately you have been so negative, and in my opinion .... wrong

truckin

maybe my version on views of racist is simplified.. I am just saying, be proud, but be American first and foremost period..
As far as Gay views.. WAY OFF!
Why does everyone say.. those who say they don't like something, somehow covering for something? ...and what makes you think i am not the same to family as i post on here?
If i found out a "friend" or "relative" "neighbor" turned/is gay.. i would still say i don't like it and think it's gross.. and yes.. just may not let them associate with my kids or self.. etc.
My opinion.. period.

I am not in politics, my views do not change based on what's popular!

My gosh, i don't like mustard and feel ketchup is far more superior. Doesn't mean i am right or wrong.. just MY opinion.

m...w...k

I'm a little jealous now that my girlfriend sees this he'll steal her again

NORBILLIES

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fedup2

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TRACKSTAR2007

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rbenn

Shut up crybaby, go spew your ignorance elsewhere

humpty_dumpty

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rbenn

Spike lee said he didn't want whites in his neighborhood wheres the outcry 3. 2. 1.

betrump

That's NOT what he said. Gentrification is not simply 'white people living in the neighborhood.' Maybe that's all you got out of it, but that's YOUR fault...

KindofKick

Spike Lee is an idiot and does not speak for anyone but himself!

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beernsmokes2

Trackstar is nothing but a punk...

theunknownmessanger

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TRACKSTAR2007

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LecterQ

Send them back home... to the other continent.

theunknownmessanger

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Gdusty86

Ignorant comment !

KindofKick

You should probably pack up too, unless you're native american.

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TRACKSTAR2007

The truth hurts and the public should know these things about people they are around, especially their kids in the school system. This is first hand knowledge, all factual information, that can be cited. This is not the first time he's been trouble and it wont be the last. Calling a spade a spade.

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TRACKSTAR2007

The truth hurts and the public should know these things about people they are around, especially their kids in the school system. This is first hand knowledge, all factual information, that can be cited. This is not the first time he's been trouble and it wont be the last. Calling a spade a spade.

theunknownmessanger

.................. SHAME ON YOU NORWALK REFLECTOR........................ you have gone through and removed every comment on here that had anything to do with sticking up for these guys,and also have removed any comment that contradicted some of these racist remarks. then have the nerve to leave the racist comments...seems to me that you have a racial bias yourselves and you should be embarrassed and ashamed of yourselves...this paper is racist

rbenn

WAAAAAAAAAAAAA cry a river, everything is racist anymore get over it

Lloyd Christmas

Huron County Clippers fan club!

Gdusty86

Same old mind set in Norwalk ,I don't see color I see three troubled young men .Blutos serves to underage people ,it's becoming a bad place .

JakeMac25

What if someone hates everyone? Wouldn't the overbearingness of the racism cause it to have a reverse affect making it not be racist at all but fair and equal since no parties are excluded?

I don't hate anyone but I figured I would give you guys something else to fight about other than skin color.

truckin

good comment.. but now i am sure others will call you simple minded.

kURTje

Geez......these posts are similar to bigger cities & their graffiti on restroom walls.

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