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Large Fight at Dover Downs Casino Leads to 4 Arrests

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DOVER, Del.- Police arrested four people following a large fight that occurred over the weekend at Dover Downs Casino. Two of the suspects are facing felony charges in connection with the brawl.

Dover police said that at around 2:36 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to Dover Downs for a report of a large fight inside the casino. There were reports that someone was stabbed but officers were unable to locate a victim.

Police said officers began escorting 50-100 people from the casino into the parking lot- because they refused to leave- when the brawl broke out. According to police, officers were able to maintain order after approximately 30 minutes, but remained in the area for hours after the fact.

A total of four suspects were arrested as a result of the incident, including the following two suspects who were charged with felony riot and related offenses:

  • Arnell Warren, 43, of Chestertown, Md., was also charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and loitering. Police said he was found to be in possession of 4.9 grams of crack cocaine and 7.3 grams of marijuana and was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $5,650 secured bond.
  • Marshall Rivers, 28, of Dover, was also charged with resisting arrest and weapons violations after police said he grabbed a tire iron during the incident and attempting to strike someone with it. Police said officers had to use a Taser to subdue Rivers., who was also charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and loitering. He was ordered held in default of $16,250 secured bond.  
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