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Two men arrested during an anniversary party

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested last month for fighting during an anniversary party in Ottoville.

Feafi Apelu and Laga Tagoa’i made their initial appearances in District Court last month. They are charged with third degree assault and disturbing the public peace.

The Court released both men on their own recognizance, subject to the usual conditions: remain drug and alcohol free, and maintain the peace at home at all times.

The Court affidavit states that it was in the middle of an anniversary party when Apelu started walking around the guest house and yelling profanities while holding a beer bottle in his right hand.

Tagoai’s mother tried to calm down Apelu and told him to go to sleep but Apelu continued to yell out and call out people.

Tagoa’i ran over to Apelu and allegedly punched him in the face, at which point Apelu stood up and punched Tagoa’i in the face — and a fight between the two men ensued.

Police arrived at the scene and were able to calm the situation. Afterwards, both men were transported to the Central Police Station for questioning.

They were later booked and confined at the Territorial Correctional Facility.

According to court records, Apelu is on probation for 12 months, after being convicted in February this year of third degree assault and trespassing. One of the conditions of his probation was to be alcohol free and be a law-abiding citizen.