Bismarck police vehicle

Days after a brawl at Bismarck's Kirkwood Mall, the one person arrested that day has been criminally charged.

Anton Latoy Corley, 27, of Bismarck, is charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.

Municipal complaints allege Corley yelled loud, vulgar and racist comments and engaged in fighting behavior Friday at the mall. Police also reportedly found a small amount of marijuana in his backpack.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena previously said police responded around 4 p.m. Friday after a caller said 20 people were fighting outside a store in the mall.

Police found a mall security officer holding down Corley, who appeared “agitated and extremely uncooperative.” Corley told police he got in a fight with eight other people “over something on Snapchat,” according to Buschena. A 21-year-old Bismarck man with a large welt under his eye told police the same thing.

Three other people with injuries to their hands and fingers refused to explain their involvement. Buschena said no one wanted to press charges.

The severity of the fight brought the response of five police officers, multiple mall personnel and led stores to close their security doors.

Bismarck Assistant City Attorney Jason Hammes said his office has not received additional or updated police reports related to the mall brawl.

The case remains under investigation, he added.

Corley's arraignment is Jan. 16.

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Crime and Courts Reporter