Two St. Paul men have been charged in a State Fair assault that left a lady battered and her husband unconscious on Monday night.
In Ramsey County District Court on Wednesday, Justin Theodore Morgan, 18, and Marquise Donta Brown, 21, were charged with third-degree assault.
According to the criminal complaint, Ramsey County sheriff's deputies went to a reported assault at Carnes Avenue, near Sweet Martha's cookie store, around 10:50 p.m. Monday. They saw a large mob gathered around what appeared to be a brawl, as well as a 24-year-old male unconscious in the street.
The man was identified as her spouse by a 22-year-old lady. She claimed she had seen two ladies steal another man's wallet near the cookie stand and had chased them down, ordering them to return the wallet.
According to the lawsuit, the two ladies then attacked the 22-year-old woman and her sister-in-law. Morgan and Brown jumped in and assaulted her husband when he intervened to protect them.
According to the complaint, the man was taken to the hospital with "severe" head injuries. At the hospital, police attempted to interview him, but he was confused and unable to identify his assailants.
Morgan and Brown were identified as the attackers by witnesses who were not involved in the argument, according to the complaint. According to the lawsuit, Morgan pulled up the spouse and smashed him to the ground, and Brown kicked or stomped on his head.
Morgan and Brown said they were attempting to break up the brawl and that they did not want to harm the man.
Brown has a criminal record that includes two theft convictions. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
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