9 people charged with murder in fatal Georgia teen brawl

Teen Fight in Georgia leads to arrest of 9 charged with assault and murder (Photo Credit: YouTube Screen shot)
Teen fight in Georgia leads to arrest of 9 charged with assault and murder (Photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

A massive fight between teens and some adults left one person dead and nine others charged with murder.

The fight occurred in Hephzibah, Georgia, south of the city of Augusta. Police stated that the fight started over an argument between two teen girls at Glenn Hills High School. Tensions soon built as friends of the girls took sides and decided to settle the matter after school. The mother of one of the 15-year-old girls stated that a crowd of 30-50 people came to her home with baseball bats, knives, pipes and other weapons, calling for her daughter to come outside and fight.

As the brawl began, neighbors watched from their homes in what police are calling a senseless display of violence. Demajhay Bell, 18 was inside his home but decided to go outside to witness the spectacle. That is when police say that he was stabbed in the neck by Demetrius Harris Jr., 21, a friend of Bell. Bell died two days later at a local hospital from his injury. Witnesses have described a chaotic scene with girls fighting, boys hitting each other with bats and a car attempting to run over several teens.

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree was outraged over the incident and has taken a hard line with the participants involved in the fight. The mother of one of the teen girls has also been arrested. Eyvette Byrd, 39, was among those charged with murder by the sheriff for allowing the fight to occur. Also arrested and charged were a mother and daughter identified as Quiauna and Quiasha Henley, 35 and 18.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified nine people arrested and one person wanted in connection with a massive street brawl in east Georgia that left an 18-year-old dead. Top row, from left to right: Eyvete Byrd, A’Lexis Cain and Eddie Doneal Carter III. Second row, from left to right: Myah Dunbar, Demetrius Lamont Harris, Jr. and Quiasha Henley. Bottom row, from left to right: Quinana Henly, Raheem Jobes and Tyleanna Thomas. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff’s Office)
The following people were charged with aggravated assault and murder:
-Quiauna Henley, 35, of Chukar Court, Hephzibah
-Quiasha Henley, 18, of Chukar Court, Hephzibah
-A’Lexis Cain, 18, of Green Forest Drive, Hephzibah
-Tyteanna Thomas, 18, of East Kensington Drive
-Raheem Jobes, 19, of Westfield Drive
-Myah Dunbar, 18, of Portsmouth Place, Hephzibah
-Eyvette Lashawn Byrd, 39, of Chaps Lane, Hephzibah
-Demetrius Lamont Harris Jr., 21, of Chaps Lane, Hephzibah
-Terry Lee Daniels, 19, of Amsterdam Drive
Warrants have been issued for the following:
-Eddie Doneal Carter III, 18, formerly of Wharton Drive

The fight was posted to social media in a growing trend among youth displaying negative behavior.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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