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Louisville men accused of trying to start riot on Southern Ave.

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James Bivens (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Bivens (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Prieshen Mitchell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Prieshen Mitchell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men who tried to start a riot Sunday night.

It happened on Southern Ave., near the corner of S. 30th St., just after 7 p.m.

Police say officers were called to the intersection after they received a report of a fight involving an officer. When they arrived, they allegedly found 26-year-old James Bivens and 21-year-old Prieshen D. Mitchell "creating a public disturbance."

Police say as Bivens was being arrested, he told an officer that he was "calling his people." A short time later, police say more than 20 people showed up.

According to the arrest report, members of the crowd were assaulting officers, obstructing the investigation and refused to disperse, despite multiple commands to do so.

Police say Bivens told them he had already been to prison, and "that ain't [EXPLETIVE]!"

Bivens and Mitchell were arrested and charged with rioting. Bivens was also charged with inciting a riot.

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