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Deputies make additional arrests in bar brawl, still looking for two

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Deputies make additional arrests in bar brawl, still looking for two

CREATED Feb 27, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar 6, 2013

Reporter: Maggie Vespa
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell, Mekita Rivas

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An angry mob delivered a brutal beat-down outside a bar to a defenseless mother, son and another man, and the Sheriff's Department has arrested all involved except two.

Deputy Tom Peine with PCSD tells KGUN9 that detectives are still looking for two people who were involved in the fight.

In all, eight people have been arrested for their involvement in the fight outside of the Outlaw Saloon. They are Cody Berkbigler, 24, Samuel Ramsey, 29, Robert Russell, 42, Marty Russell, 41, Alan Nierenberg, 38, Amanda Pandola, 30, Reid Pandola, 30 and Michael T. Russ, 31.

They were all charged with three counts of aggravated assualt.

The entire fight was caught on camera.

At the peak of what Pima County authorities say was a gruesome, unprovoked and unfair fight, you see eight against three and -- often -- two against one. Men are beating women and vice versa.

It all happened, deputies say, at the Outlaw Saloon on West Roger Road near Flowing Wells. One witness, who asked to remain anonymous, gives 9OYS her version of Sunday's horrific scene.

"I just saw a lady covering a man, which later we found out was her son and about eight people brutally beating the crap out of both of them," she said.

In fact, deputies say the victims who are cowering from the group, are a 45 year-old mother, her 21-year-old son and a 40-year-old man. Deputies call him an acquaintance.

"They weren't moving," said the witness.  "They had them cornered. They couldn't get anywhere."

Deputies say it all started around 2:30 that morning. The three came out to the smoking deck, said Deputy Tom Peine.
He continued, "...suddenly they were approached by a group of about eight individuals, that came over and began taunting her son."
What happens next he says, appears to be unprovoked. One man in the group throws a punch at the 21 year-old son so hard that he falls over.
Now the group attacks. The mother throws herself between her son and those striking him. The attackers wrestle the acquaintance out of frame, but it doesn't matter. They are all targets now.
Our witness says this mob was out for blood.
"We have never been so scared," she said.  "We just happened to be there, and they could have turned on any of us at any time."
Fast forward one brutal minute and the group, seemingly satisfied, clears out. Our victims are left beaten, as the mother crawls to a chair.
Those nearby are left wondering "Why?"
"At any time that could happen to any of us for no reason whatsoever.  I have kids out there, and I have to watch over them," said our witness.  "That could happen to any of us."
That witness says she saw both groups inside the bar that night, but adds they never interacted with each other.

Deputies are still trying to track down two of the attackers. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.