Facebook fight leads to arrests

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Some wonder why no one called police when a fight broke out between two women. Now, video on Facebook is leading to charges.

It all went down at the Fair Oaks Housing Complex Tuesday. Alexes Noye and Fatimal Washington are charged with mob action and aggravated battery. Police say they had a lot of people send in the video.

Authorities watched it and started searching for those involved. The women were beaten with socks filled with something hard. Police aren’t sure what.

At least two women were hurt. One had to have staples in her forehead while another sustained bumps and bruises. Police say it’s likely there are more victims. That’s why they wish someone had called.

Police say the fight probably broke out because of ongoing problems between the women.

They say it’s not the first time a fight this size has happened in the complex. What is unique about it is how long it lasted and how many people were hurt.

Authorities say they’ll be adding more patrols than usual at Fair Oaks and add there could be more arrests.

Officials with the Danville Housing Authority repsonded saying the fight was between people who don’t even live in the complex and released the following statement:

We are appalled by their behavior. We will continue to work with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our residents.

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