UPDATE, Sept. 12:
On Sept. 12, 2023, Auburn Police arrested D'Andre Frederick Hartwell, age 22, from Auburn, AL on a felony warrant charging him with assault second degree.
The arrest stems from the previously reported incident that occurred on Sept. 10 in the 700 Block of West Magnolia Drive. During the investigation of this incident, Hartwell was identified as the offender. An arrest warrant was subsequently obtained and Hartwell was arrested at the Auburn Police Department on Sept. 12.
Hartwell was transported to the Lee County Jail and held on a $25,000 bond.
Auburn Police Department detectives continue to investigate this incident and additional charges are anticipated. We continue to encourage anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Auburn Police Department by calling the non-emergency line at 334-501-3100, the tip line at 334-246-1391 or by email at email@example.com
Auburn, Ala. - In the early morning hours of Sept. 10, 2023, the Auburn Police Department responded to a residential apartment complex in the 700 block of West Magnolia Avenue in reference to an assault complaint. Responding officers located two victims who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where they were treated for their injuries and released.
During the investigation, it was determined that a physical altercation occurred in the parking lot of the apartment complex that involved the two victims and another individual who has already been identified. The circumstances surrounding the altercation indicate that this is an isolated incident, and that all parties involved were acquainted prior to the incident. The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.
Videos of this incident have been publicized on social media platforms and have been viewed by Auburn Police for evidentiary value. We encourage anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information pertinent to the investigation to reach out to the Auburn Police Department by calling the non-emergency line at 334-501-3100, the tip line at 334-246-1391 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.
All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.