MOULTRIE — Three men were apprehended after they allegedly were involved in a fight early Saturday morning.

Clinton Emerson Carper, 29, of 165 Hawthorne Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct and probation violation. John Lee Roberts, 27, of 590 Tree Farm Road, was charged with disorderly conduct and interference with government property. John Lamar Faircloth, 33, of 517 26th Ave. S.E., Apt. D-3, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police officers and Colquitt County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Huddle House on South Veterans Parkway about 3:18 a.m. Saturday about a fight in progress. A witness told officers the alleged altercation started with Faircloth making derogatory remarks to Herbert Denton after Denton brushed into Faircloth.

While Faircloth and Denton were outside, a physical altercation allegedly took place between the two men. Carper, a friend of Denton’s, came outside to help defend his friend but allegedly got into an altercation with Faircloth when he was hit by an elbow, police reports stated.

Roberts, a friend of Faircloth’s, came outside the restaurant and allegedly punched Denton in the nose, breaking it and causing it to bleed profusely, the reports said. Denton then went to his car and grabbed a handgun, but it was kept in a holster and never pulled during the alleged altercation. Denton turned the handgun over to officers after they arrived.

Officers went inside the restaurant and placed Roberts under arrest, but he was allegedly resisting arrest until an officer pulled his taser and threatened to use it if he would not cooperate, the reports further stated.

After being put into a deputy’s car, however, Roberts kicked out a rear window. He was then placed in shackles and was taken to Colquitt County Jail. Faircloth and Carper were also placed under arrest, but Denton was not charged in the alleged incident, police said.


Moultrie Police

• Frankie Elizabeth Harper, of 405 12th Ave. S.W., was charged Monday with simple battery (family violence).

• Demetrius Ernest Jordan, of 1320 First Ave. N.W., was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana, criminal trespassing and obstruction.

• Armonti Thompson, 17, of 1026 Second Ave. N.W., was charged Monday with simple battery (family violence) and cruelty to children (third degree).

• Matthew Wayne Howell, 23, of 3008 Old Adel Road, was charged Monday with loitering and prowling and probation violation.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Sharon Robinson Cato, 37, of 106 David Newton Road in Norman Park, was charged Monday with two counts of issuing bad checks.

• Jeremy Deshaun Murray, of P.O. Box 188, was charged Friday with battery.

Other Incidents:

Moultrie Police

• An employee at Moultrie Chevrolet Cadillac on First Avenue Southeast reported a thief stole the passenger side tires and rims from a Cadillac Escalade between Friday and 8:42 a.m. Monday. The value of the stolen tires and rims was $2,100.

• Jason Gibson, of 11th Avenue Southeast, reported a thief stole the electric meter box Monday. The value of the stolen meter box was about $100.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Antelmo Cruz, of Ben Baker Road in Norman Park, reported a thief forced open his front door and stole $1,500 cash, women’s clothes, a gold ring and a Motorola cell phone between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday. The value of the stolen items was $2,450.

• Ramon Robeles reported someone knocked out the grill, cracked the hood and scratched his Chrysler Sebring while it was parked at a house on Bud Baker Road in Norman Park Saturday. Robeles gave sheriff’s deputies the name of a male suspect.

• An employee at Ellenton Ag Service on Baker Street in Ellenton reported someone broke the windshield of a Kubota tractor between 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Monday.

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