Austin Justice Coalition co-founder arrested for assault, police say

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin activist and co-founder of the Austin Justice Coalition was arrested for allegedly assaulting his former employer.

Thirty-year-old Chas Moore was arrested Tuesday after an altercation with his former manager at Recess Arcade Bar on Sixth Street, police say.

According to the manager, Moore was previously banned from the bar at 222 E. 6th St. The arresting affidavit states that Moore was asked to leave the bar multiple times.

The manager claims when he tried to escort Moore out, he was struck in the neck, and the two men fell to the ground wrestling. Witnesses said bouncers broke up the two men, and as Moore was being escorted out he punched his former manager in the face.

Moore claims it was his manager who started the fight, taking him to the ground and attempting to choke him. He goes on to say when the bouncers broke up the fight he went outside to flag down officers.

Video surveillance from the bar shows Moore striking the manager in the throat, and then throwing another punch in the victim’s direction as he was being escorted out, according to police.

Moore is currently held on a charge of assault with injury. Bond has been set at $4,000. 

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