Three people charged with assaulting man 2 years ago

Three people from Kenai have been charged with assaulting and injuring a man trying to break up a fight two years ago, according to an affidavit filed by the Kenai Police Department on Feb. 9.

Ryan Huerta, 20, Elijah Trevino, 20, and Austin Cronce, 20, allegedly assaulted and injured a man who was attempting to break up a fight between two other people. According to the affidavit, Kenai police officers got a call about a fight taking place on Nov. 10, 2017. After police responded to the scene, witnesses told the officers that a fight had broken out between two men and a third had stepped in to intervene.

While the man was attempting to break up the fight, Huerta, Trevino and Cronce allegedly approached him from behind and began punching, kicking, and kneeing him in the face. The man suffered a severe fracture to his right cheekbone and had to undergo reconstructive surgery, according to medical records mentioned in the affidavit.

Trevino and Cronce were both charged with two counts of first-degree assault, a class A felony, two counts of second-degree assault, a class B felony, and one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony. Huerta was charged with three counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of third-degree assault.

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