Fight at convenience store ends in arrest
WORTHINGTON — A fight at Worthington's Food N Fuel Thursday afternoon resulted in a man's arrest for assault.
According to the criminal complaint, earlier that day, Tre Quan Wright, 19, of Worthington, reported to police that his car had been keyed. He named a person he thought may have damaged his vehicle, and an officer when to look for that individual.
A couple of hours later, law enforcement was dispatched to a fight that had broken out at Food N Fuel on Diagonal Road. Wright was seen fighting with the person whose name he had earlier given to police, and two others were attempting to break it up.
When an officer attempted to intervene, Wright allegedly resisted and began spitting on the officer. Other law enforcement was needed to take Wright into custody.
According to a statement Wright gave to law enforcement, he had been at the lake when the other person in the fight drove by, honking their horn and flipping off Wright. He then followed the other person to Food N Fuel, where they began fighting. They each broke windows on the other's car.
The other person involved in the fight reportedly told law enforcement that after Wright followed them to Food N Fuel, Wright began yelling at them about damaging his vehicle. When the person threw a drink at Wright, Wright kicked out the person's car window, then punched them in the face eight to 10 times and choked them to the point that they couldn't breathe.
Security camera footage provided by Food N Fuel staff showed the two punching each other and hitting and kicking each other's vehicles.
Wright was charged with two felonies, fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and domestic assault by strangulation, and two misdemeanors, obstruction of the legal process and fourth-degree property damage. If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of three years in prison, a $6,000 fine or both.