Two Charged With Assault In Forest Lake Bar Fight

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Two people have been charged with third degree assault after a large bar fight earlier this month at the Forest Lake American Legion.

Police were called to the Legion around 10:11 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on reports of a fight involving “intoxicated people,” according to the criminal complaint. When they got there they found about 20 people outside yelling and 15-20 more people rushing out of the doors.

A 23-year-old victim was found lying in the Legion near overturned chairs and tables. The young woman was bleeding and unconscious, and KSTP reports that at one point she appeared to have a seizure while employees were administering medical aid.

Witnesses told KSTP that 33-year-old Crystal Lynn Omalley of St. Paul was the perpetrator. She had blood in her hair and on her body, according to the complaint.

Omalley’s mother claimed that earlier that night she was punched by the woman who was found lying on the floor and that a fight eventually broke out between that woman and Omalley. The bartender confirmed that story.

The bartender added that before that fight there had been another altercation in the men’s bathroom between 29-year-old William Joseph Omalley and another man.

Another witness said William Omalley got involved in the fight between Crystal Omalley and the other woman and that he was the one who punched the woman in the head. Both Crystal Omalley and William Omalley have been charged with third degree assault.

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