Reporting from KXCV's Kirk Wayman used in this report.
Three children of Democratic Missouri lieutenant governor candidate Susan Montee have been arrested. One also works for the campaign.
Montee’s daughter and two sons all face municipal charges in St. Joseph after police there broke up a bar fight at about 1:15 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.
St. Joseph police captain Kevin Castle says 25-year-old Amanda, 23-year-old Andrew, and 22-year-old Austin were among about 30 people involved in the disturbance which spilled out into the street.
"When we got there, there was mainly a loud disturbance - people yelling, and kind of the aftermath of a physical fight," Castle said. "At that point our main concern was clearing the street and getting people out of there to quell the disturbance. Some people did not do that and we ended up arresting 7 people- she [Amanda] was arrested for disorderly conduct basically by failing to leave. The brothers [Andrew and Austin] got involved a little bit there when that arrest was made - that’s where their arrest[s] came from."
The three face charges ranging from disorderly conduct to resisting or interfering with an arrest.
Andrew Montee is listed on a recent media release as a contact for his mother Susan Montee’s campaign for lieutenant governor.
Susan Montee is also is the former chair of the Missouri Democratic Party and former state auditor.