One Suspect Still Sought 7 Arrested For Large Christmas Eve Brawl In Storm Lake

Storm Lake, Iowa — Seven people have now been arrested in connection to a large fight at an event center in Storm Lake on December 24th that left one man unconscious.

On Sunday, Storm Lake Police arrested 22-year-old Isaiah Rivera of Cherokee after he surrendered himself to authorities. Rivera allegedly displayed a handgun during the incident and pointed it at other people inside the event center. Rivera left before police arrived that night. Rivera has been charged with Participating in a Riot, Going Armed With Intent, and Assault While Participating in a Felony.

In late December, 30-year-old Yusnavy Cruz of Storm Lake and 31-year-old Yoandri Barista Valdes of Lakeside were each arrested on a charge of Participating in a Riot. The alleged fight happened on the dance floor of the Oasis Event Center. A man was hit in the head with a chair and found unconscious.

Storm Lake Police are still trying to identify one other male suspect who was allegedly involved in the brawl.

(Courtesy fellow Community First Broadcasting station KAYL in Storm Lake)



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