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Nine nabbed for disturbing peace

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

BENTON -- Nine people are facing criminal charges following a weekend disturbance.

According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, the incident took place at Mr. C's Night Club on Highway 61 north of Sikeston, about 12:35 a.m. Sunday.

Scott County Sgt. Steve Young was checking a large gathering at the night spot when a disturbance broke out among some of the patrons. While Young was investigating the first disturbance on the parking lot, Walter said a second fight began inside the club and additional units from Scott County, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Missouri Highway Patrol arrived to assist in restoring order.

Those arrested in the incident included: Tiffany Clemens, 19, of Charleston, third degree assault and peace disturbance, $2,000 bond; Nakaska Triplett, 18, of Sikeston, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond; Evette Triplett, 19, of Sikeston, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond; Fletcher Moore, 24, of Charleston, third degree assault and peace disturbance, $2,000 bond; Deezya Townsend, 19, of Sikeston, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond; Jabbiacia Williams, 19, of Charleston, third degree assault and peace disturbance, $2,000 bond; Malaika Miles, 22, of Sikeston, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond; Cierra Williams, 18, of Sikeston, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond; and Latwia Marriweather, 24, of East Prairie, peace disturbance, $1,000 bond. Also arrested on an outstanding Sikeston city warrant for failure to appear was Kaleshia Hines, 19, of Charleston.

The sheriff said there are often disturbances at Mr. C's and that is why routine checks of the premises are made when there is a large crowd. This proactive approach and quick response may have saved this incident from escalating into a more serious confrontation, according to Walter.

"We have responded to numerous disturbances at Mr. C's and have made several arrests as a result," Sheriff Walter said. "There was a homicide in 2004, as a result of one of these disturbances."