Moultrie Observer

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April 19, 2011

Women arrested after two fights in Southwest Moultrie

MOULTRIE — Three women and a juvenile girl were charged Monday in connection with two fights that occurred close to each other.

Monica Shamane Burks, 27, of 921 Fourth Ave. S.W., Francine Evon King, 38, of 621 Fourth Ave. S.W., Chedricka Delaney Strum, 18, of 517 Eighth St. S.W., and a juvenile girl were charged with disorderly conduct.

Moultrie Police Officer Cpl. Lynn Johnson said officers were called to Seventh Street Southwest at 3:42 p.m. Monday about a fight. When officers arrived, there was a large crowd in the street, but the fight broke up shortly after officers arrived.

Johnson said officers determined the juvenile and Strum had allegedly been fighting following a disagreement with a second juvenile girl. Officers spoke with the girl’s mother, identified as King, who stated she had been trying to pull the two girls apart. Johnson said video evidence showed, however, King was also allegedly involved in the fight, and all three were placed under arrest.

King and Strum were taken to Colquitt County Jail while the juvenile girl was taken to the Moultrie Police Department, Johnson said. While they were doing so, officers were called to a second fight that was taking place on Eighth Street Southwest.

Johnson said available officers, Colquitt County sheriff’s deputies and Moultrie police investigators responded to Eighth Street Southwest. A large crowd had again formed, but it was broken up when officers arrived at the scene.

Johnson said a witness to the second fight told officers a woman, identified as Burks, was allegedly acting disorderly. Video evidence showed she had also allegedly been involved in the first fight, and she was placed under arrest and taken to Colquitt County Jail.

Initial reports stated guns were involved in the fights, but Johnson said no weapons were involved. Officers searched the area, including using a K-9 officer, but no weapons were found.

Johnson said officers would spend Tuesday monitoring the area to deter any fights or other incidents. Officers waited at bus stops to ensure no problems took place as children got of school buses.

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