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Eye witnesses sought for fight at fair
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TRINITY – Investigators were asking anyone who actually witnessed the fight that broke out at the Trinity Community Fair on Saturday night to come forward with information. Police say they have a victim – Savannah Bailey, 53, of Trinity – and three possible suspects but no clear picture of what happened. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said that during the closing concert of the fair, a fight broke out in the dance area near the fair pavilion. When police arrived, Bailey was on the ground unconscious, after apparently being struck in the head or face. One man was taken into custody at the scene following a struggle with officers and two others were taken into custody for questioning later that night. “Right now we have a bunch of conflicting statements about what happened and no clear picture,” Jones said, adding Bailey was unable to give police information about the incident. She was believed to have been intoxicated and was taken to East Texas Medical Center-Trinity for treatment of her injuries immediately following the fight. Jones said he was in another area of the fair grounds when he received word of the fight and when he arrived at the scene, he found Pct. 1 Deputy Constable Mark Cole struggling with one suspect, who was taken into custody on a public intoxication charge. “We were told by others at the scene that there were two other white males who might have been involved who had fled from the scene,” Jones said. “Within 30 to 45 minutes, we were able to identify them,” Jones said and they later located them in the McDonalds parking area. They were identified as 20 and 16 year old Trinity residents and were both taken into custody on minor in possession of alcohol charges. “We’ve had plenty of statements from people about what others told them happened but what we need is to find people who actually saw what happened,” Jones said. “We know who the players are, but we need an eyewitness to tell us the facts.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the Trinity Police Department at 594-2505.


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