815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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West Precinct Investigators Charge Three from Weekend Fight


Huntsville, Alabama (June 6, 2007) Three men have been charged with Assault following a fight that occurred last Saturday at 3209 Joslin Street. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 39-year-old Patrick Tordt has been charged with Assault 1st Degree and 30-year-old Wyatt Keefer has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree. Both men have been booked into the Madison County Metro Jail. Twenty-eight-year-old Brian Hoffman remains at a local hospital recovering from stab wounds.


According to West Precinct Investigator Tim Patrick, Hoffman is expected to be charged with Assault 2nd Degree when he is released from the hospital. He said, “Based upon statements, it was determined that all parties involved in the fight had a long standing feud, which eventually escalated into a physical confrontation with the men arming themselves with various forms of lethal weapons.”