Police make arrests in 16-person brawl in Chambersburg

Chambersburg police say four people have been charged in connection with a large scuffle last month that blocked streets, blocked school buses and alarmed students and staff at a nearby school.

Multiple officers responded at 2:49 p.m. on May 8 at the 400 block of Tolbert Avenue, where 16 people were hitting, kicking and slamming each other, according to court documents.

Tolbert Avenue runs directly behind the Chambersburg-area high school, between South Sixth Street and Cleveland Avenue.

The scuffle could be seen and heard by area residents and others, police said.

“The suspects and bystanders around the fight were screaming and swearing loudly,” patrolman Konnor Eshbaugh wrote in court documents. “Several spectators were filming the fight with the cameras of their mobile phones.”

The fight took place right after CASHS sent the students away for the day. School buses were disrupted as they tried to leave the area, police said, and the rowdiness upset uninvolved students and staff.

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Suspects charged with rioting

So far, four men are facing charges for their alleged involvement in the fight.

Khagee Aamil Warren, Tyshawn Darien Smith and Corbin Jamal Rowe, all 18, and Kyaun Tyrell Duggins, 22, are each charged with rioting, which is a third-degree felony, and disorderly conduct, court records show on line. Duggins faces an additional charge of aggravated assault, a felony.

Both Warren and Rowe were arrested on Thursday. There are arrest warrants for Smith and Duggins.

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Chambersburg-area school district police identified Warren in video taken at the scene. He was seen “throwing multiple punches and hitting people with a belt,” Eshbaugh said in court documents in the Warren case. “This behavior showed an intent to cause substantial harm and serious inconvenience to other people.”

Magistrate District Judge Glenn Manns set an unsecured bond of $5,000 for Warren and Rowe, allowing them to be released, court records show. They will have to pay bail if they violate the stipulation of their release.

Preliminary hearings for Warren and Rowe are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on July 6 in Franklin County Central Court.

Amber South can be reached at asouth@publicopinionnews.com.

This article originally appeared on Chambersburg Public Opinion: Chambersburg police make arrests in 16-person fight near CASHS

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