Four people have been arrested and are facing rioting charges from an incident that occured in the parking lot of the Long Branch Police Department on Saturday night.
Long Branch resident Chevonne Battle, 31, and Yolanda Fitzpatrick, 36, and Bryant Moore, 23, of Howell and Terrell Battle, 27, of Waretown, were all arrested and charged with resisting arrest and rioting, according to an article on the Asbury Park Press. Yolanda Fitzpatrick, 36, of Long Branch, was also charged with rioting.
Chevonne was also charged with aggravated assault for fighting with a police officer that was attempting to arrest him, according to court documents. Chevonne allegedly punched the officer "several times in the ribs."
Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said the four were upset because they were not allowed to see a "juvenile arrestee."
According to court documents, the four suspects refused to leave the police department and shouted obscenities at officers after they were repeatedly asked to leave the area.
Chevonne is scheduled to appear in Monmouth County Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The other defendants do not have court dates listed in Monmouth County Superior Court.
Chevonne's bail was set a $7,500 by a super court judge.