AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – An Auburn man is under arrest for alleged assault after a weekend fight sent two to the hospital, video of the altercation has circulated online.
On September 12, Auburn Police arrested D’Andre Frederick Hartwell, 22, of Auburn, AL, on a felony warrant charging him with second degree assault.
The arrest stems from the previously reported incident Sept. 10 in the 700 block of West Magnolia Drive. During the investigation of this incident, Hartwell was identified as the offender.
Video of the alleged assault shows two young, college-age men fighting in a parking lot. One gains the upper hand, pins the other to the ground and hits his face several times. The man below eventually stopped fighting back. At that moment, a young woman, who was watching from the side, tries to stop the fight by pushing the man off the person on the ground. However, he picks her up, spins her through the air and knocks her to the ground, where she remains motionless. After hitting her, the man starts hitting the man, who appears unconscious, in the face again. This is where the video ends.
An arrest warrant was subsequently obtained and Hartwell was arrested at the Auburn Police Department on September 12. Hartwell was transported to the Lee County Jail and held on $25,000 bond.
Auburn Police Department detectives continue to investigate this incident and additional charges are expected. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident should contact the Auburn Police Department by calling the non-emergency line at 334-501-3100, the tip line at 334-246-1391 or by email at police@ auburnalabama.org
Auburn police told WRBL the injured man and woman were both injured and were taken to the hospital, treated and released.