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Louisville Mayor Assaulted at Juneteenth Celebration 

A man in Kentucky has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he punched the Louisville Mayor in the neck during a Juneteenth celebration last weekend. 

On the evening of June 18, a celebration in honor of Juneteenth was held at the “Fourth Street Live!” retail complex in Louisville. 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) was an attendee at the event. 

In video footage, Mayor Fischer was seen giving a hug to a person standing near him. After the hug, a man can be seen as he strolled up to the mayor and struck him with what appeared to be a closed fist. 

The mayor was knocked down onto the ground from the blow, and he immediately stood back up. It was reported that he did not sustain any serious injuries, but he had red marks on one side of his face and neck. It was purported that the marks came from being struck in the incident. 

According to reports, immediately after the alleged assault, the suspect left the area. 

After the authorities began to investigate the situation, they believed the identity of the suspect was 30-year-old Louisville resident Antwon M. Brown. 

Brown was placed under arrest on June 21. He is charged with one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Brown was initially incarcerated on a $25,000 cash bond. At his arraignment hearing, the judge reduced the amount to $5,000. 

Brown entered a plea of not guilty to the allegations. 

If Brown is convicted, he could face up to a year in prison and/or a $500 fine. 

Mayor Fischer stated that he believes it is important to make sure the responsible party is held accountable for their behavior. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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