Law enforcement in Clinton, North Carolina was called to an establishment just before 2:00 in the morning to break up an alleged bar fight over the weekend. Responding officers say that the staff apparently was able to get the fight under control before police arrived.
However, after breaking up the fight, staff claims that three women refused to leave the premises. There is no information in a recent news story that the three women were involved in the original alleged fight, but all three now face criminal charges.
The three women, all sisters, reported refused to leave, and officers stepped in after arriving at the scene. Police claim that the youngest of the sisters, an 18-year-old woman, pushed a police detective on the shoulder. The youngest sister was taken into custody on suspicion of assault on a government official.
The 18-year-old was hauled out to a police cruiser for transport to the Detention Center. Authorities say that the young woman was wearing a wrist band, indicating that she was old enough to enter the establishment, which serves alcohol. While in the patrol car, the officer transporting the 18-year-old claims that the young woman smelled of alcohol. Police say that she submitted to a breath test, which registered 0.10 percent blood alcohol concentration.
The young woman is facing several charges related to the allegations. She is accused of the assault charge, as well as trespassing and underage drinking. She was booked into jail on $2,500 bond. Her sisters, who are 23- and 26-years-old, each were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and given bond of $500 each.
Source: Sampson Independent, "Sisters charged after refusing to leave Wingz," Sherry Matthews, Dec. 3, 2012
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