Two jailed in downtown brawl caught on camera

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people were in jail for their part in a downtown fight that went viral after being caught on camera.

24-year-old Kevin Morris was booked Tuesday in the Travis County Jail Tuesday on charges of theft from a person and assault according to jail records.

Morris contacted police once the video went viral. He admitted to kicking two people and taking another person’s wallet and throwing it on the roof of a local business.

Williamson County authorities also arrested Marcus Ferebee on Tuesday on assault charges for his involvement in the fight.

On Feb. 13, Police Chief Art Acevedo said that police had identified five of the six suspects. He also said they were also close to identifying a sixth person, and once they do, they will arrest each of them.

Acevedo added that the fight was not racially motivated.

“Race played absolutely zero part in this incident,” Acevedo said. “I attribute this conflict to nothing else than a bunch of drunks drinking too much acting a fool on sixth street.”

Police said they were also still looking for the person who shot video of the fight that spread quickly around social media after it was posted.

The fight took place near Interstate 35 and Sixth Street on Jan. 26.

In an earlier statement, APD said the incident was being investigated as a robbery assault since the footage shows evidence of one person taking property off of another person after the fight.

In response to the brawl, the Austin Police Department started enforcing Operation Safe Passage, a new initiative put in place to ensure people are able to get around safely after the bars close.

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