3 adults face charges after brawl erupts at football game
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Video of a violent brawl after halftime during a high school football game Thursday night quickly made the rounds on social media, leading to a third arrest Friday afternoon.
All 3 of those who face charges are adults.
Shreveport police made the first two arrests shortly after halftime during the Captain Shreve-Byrd High game. The third arrest came today after video was posted on Facebook.
"In the video, what appears to be 2 adult females, they were both arrested and charged with disturbing the peace by fighting," Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.
Police have identified them as 35-year-old Johynya Hall and 36-year-old Melinda King, both of Shreveport.
It is unclear who recorded the fight inside Lee Hedges Stadium and who posted the video on Facebook, Hines said.
But it did help lead to the arrest of 36-year old Christopher Hall, Hines said. The video reportedly shows the Shreveport man repeatedly punching a teenage girl who then falls to the ground, the police spokesman said.
KSLA News 12 has been told that she was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Police also arrested Kenneth Poole, of Shreveport, on a charge of disturbing the peace Thursday night. That was in connection with a separate incident and was not directly related to the brawl that was captured on video, Hines said.
It's unclear exactly what motivated the brawl, Hines said.
But there's one fact he wants to ensure is made clear:
"The events that unfolded that were seen on social media had absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of the game."
More arrests are possible as the investigation into the brawl continues, Hines said.
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