By Kristen Pownall

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A carnival worker was arrested at Spring Fling on domestic violence charges of assault and disorderly conduct early Thursday morning after witnesses saw the man bite his wife.

Kenneth R. Reese, 36, no permanent address, was arrested after a witness told police he saw Reese throw a woman to the ground and bite her on the left eye and then on her right hand, police said.

The woman, who was Reese's wife, told police she and her husband had been fighting verbally and drinking since about 9 p.m. The fighting escalated around midnight, police said. The woman refused medical attention.

Police found Reese standing by a carnival ride surrounded by 12 empty beer cans. When asked about the incident, Reese replied "Nothing happened. I was just drinking, I don't beat up on my wife," police said.

Reese repeatedly denied arguing with and biting his wife, but due to witnesses' reports, was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.


A former UA student was arrested early Friday morning on charges of assault with a dangerous instrument and disorderly conduct after he hit another UA student over the head with a golf club.

Ryan H. Kell, 24, of the 1000 block of East Eighth Street, was arrested after police saw an altercation in front of the Sigma Nu fraternity house, 1402 N. Cherry Ave.

A student told police he had just been hit in the head with a golf club by a man he described as a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity.

The student said a group of men, reportedly members of the fraternity, came into the Sigma Nu parking lot and began yelling at members of the chapter, police said.

A female student said a man in the group swung a golf club at her but she ducked and the club struck the man behind her, police said. The student who was hit said he wanted to prosecute, police said.

When asked, Alpha Kappa Lambda members said they were unaware of the incident but allowed police to search their yard for the golf club, which was not found. About an hour later, police received a report that Kell was screaming at the Sigma Nu house from in front of the Alpha Kappa Lambda house.

Kell, a former member of Alpha Kappa Lambda, was then arrested for disorderly conduct, police said. The victim positively identified Kell as the man who hit him with the golf club, police said.

When asked why he did it, Kell told police he had to help his former fraternity brothers, but would give no more information.

Kell was booked into Pima County Jail.

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