Police charge 3 in fight at Old Capitol Town Center

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 01, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police charged three people in connection with an reported fight outside the Old Capitol Town Center Wednesday evening.

Larisha Spencer, 19, Coralville, was charged Wednesday with assault with use/display of a weapon. Isiah Furlow, 22, 741 Orchard St., was charged with disorderly conduct, and a 17-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct. (The Daily Iowan does not name minors unless they are charged with a felony.)

According to police reports, the minor’s mother, Tia Belton, and Belton’s sister — Spencer — were at the Iowa City police to pick up the West High student for allegedly fighting at the Old Capitol mall earlier in the day.

Minutes after the three women left the station, police received numerous calls of fighting at the Old Captitol mall.

Spencer allegedly hit someone with a sock with a lock placed in it and pulled the alleged victim’s hair out, according to reports. Police said the alleged victim was friends with the party that was involved in the earlier fight.

Police said when they arrived on the scene, Furlow was allegedly chest to chest with another male, stating he was going to beat him up. The report said Furlow’s cousin had called him by phone and asked him to help her fight another male. It is unclear who allegedly called Furlow to the scene.

Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said officers are investigating whether the fight is connected with a similar March 26 incident at Saddlebrook.

— by Hayley Bruce

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