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Atchison teen arrested for alleged basketball court fight

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ATCHISON COUNTY – Law enforcement officers are investigating a suspected battery and have made an arrest.

On Monday, Police Chief Mike Wilson reported to police that an incident occurred on Sunday evening at 1100 Block North 7th Street in Atchison.

A group of young men were playing basketball when two of the playing men had an argument and one punched the other twice in the face, resulting in injuries such as a broken bone and tooth.

The 18-year-old victim was treated and discharged from a Kansas City hospital on Sunday evening.

Later on Monday, police arrested 18-year-old Elijah Z. Haley from Atchison on a requested heavy battery charge. He is staying in the county jail, according to online prison records.

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