A fourth individual has turned herself in for her alleged involvement within the now-viral Montgomery riverfront brawl: Mary Todd.
The Montgomery Police Department introduced that 21-year-old turned herself in on Thursday and was charged with assault within the third diploma. She is presently being housed within the Municipal Jail, the police added.
She joins three different males who have been arrested following the riverfront struggle. It’s unclear whether or not she and Allen Todd, a 23-year-old man who turned himself in on Wednesday, are associated.
Zachary Shipman, 25, additionally turned himself in on Wednesday evening after police requested him and Mr Todd to show themselves in no later than Tuesday. Richard Roberts, 48, was additionally held in custody in Selma as of Tuesday.
Police have beforehand stated that the three males who have been arrested have been members of the pontoon boat, which was blocking the Harriott II riverboat from docking in its designated area. It’s unclear if Ms Todd was additionally onboard the pontoon boat.
After ready 45 minutes to dock the Harriott II, which was carrying 227 passengers, and plenty of calls over the PA system asking for the pontoon boat homeowners to maneuver their boat, a senior deckhand approached them and gently requested them to maneuver their vessel, in response to the police chief on Tuesday.
However, the pontoon boat homeowners didn’t take it nicely, as a struggle broke out, with one of many members of the pontoon boat throwing fists on the deckhand. The brawl solely grew from there, together with one man hitting folks over the pinnacle with a folding chair.
The captain of the Harriott II stated he believes this interplay was “racially motivated,” however the large brawl that transpired afterward was not. Capt Jim Kitrell additionally famous earlier this week that he has had “trouble” with the pontoon boat homeowners previously, and had thought of urgent expenses towards them years in the past, but was talked out of it.