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Teen arrested for "mob action" after melee in Belleville

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(KMOV) -- Belleville Police arrested a teen Friday involved in a large fight.

Police said 18-year-old Monte Thomas of Belleville, Ill., was charged for mob action after a fight on Aug. 21 at a Circle K in the First block of South Belt West.

Police broke up a large party of more than 150 teenagers at Bel Air Bowl in Belleville. Several of the teens drove to a Circle K where a fight broke out while 30-50 people were in the store. All of the subjects left the store by the time police arrived. Several items inside the store were damaged.

A juvenile and Thomas were arrested later while at their high schools. The juvenile was later released.

Thomas is charged with felony mob action and criminal damage to property. Bail was set at $30,000.

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