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Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON —Livingston police are continuing an investigation into a confrontation that began at a local nightclub and ended when one of the people involved in the disturbance was stabbed several times at a Livingston residence, according to Lt. Matt Parrish, Livingston Police Department spokesman. Staff members at Buster McNutty's nightclub on U.S. 190 west told at least one customer involved in a disturbance to leave after employees broke up a fight. Several of the people involved in the disturbance then gathered at a residence and the fight resumed. Livingston police were called to the residence at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. “Evidently, there were some hard feelings from that and the person that got ejected went to the residence in Livingston with several friends,” Parrish said. There are differing accounts but six to 10 people were involved in this second disturbance at a residence that included the stabbing. Two people were injured. Four of those people have been identified and officers obtained warrants for their arrest for engaging in organized criminal activity, due to the number of people involved in the stabbing incident. The arrest warrants were served March 5 with teams of officers from LPD, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rapheal Rios, 30, was located at his residence and arrested. ICE officers have issued a hold on him pending additional immigration charges. A second man, Ignacio Rios, 20, of Livingston, surrendered to officials at the Polk County Jail March 6. Ignacio Rios is a U.S. citizen and faces no other charges. ICE officers also are seeking the two suspects named in the outstanding warrants. ICE arrested two other people that live near the suspects for immigration violations. When arrest teams took Ignacio Rios in custody, his girlfriend also was arrested on immigration charges. A neighbor came outside to see what was happening and he too was taken into custody.