16 Cedar Point employees arrested in fight broken up by police, Taser

A large fight was broken up at Cedar Point’s recreation center early Sunday morning, landing 16 workers felony charges.
Courtney Astolfi
Jun 10, 2014

Cedar Point police responded to the park's rec center a short while after 3 a.m. Sunday, only to find a large group of people embroiled in a fight, according to a Sandusky police report.

By the time back-up Sandusky police officers arrived, they found multiple men wrestling with Cedar Point officers, the report said.

Sandusky police tried to keep a gathering crowd restrained as Cedar Point personnel struggled to arrest seven men—one of whom swung at an official, the report said.

Another man, Joshua Brown, allegedly refused to leave the area, despite repeated warnings. When Brown continued walking towards the other men already in handcuffs, officers ordered him to the ground, the report said.

Three officers tried to get Brown on the ground, but due to his size, Brown ended up dragging the officers behind him as he walked away, the report said.

Finally, a Taser was used to place Brown under arrest.

Those who were arrested were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and aggravated riot, a fifth-degree felony.

Those arrested:

Lawanda Harris, 21, Detroit, Mich.
Cashia Moyer, 19, Youngstown.
Lavon Epps, 19, Flint, Mich.
Jarrett Stennis, 22, Southfield, Mich.
Joshua Brown, 32, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Marquse Nicholson, 19, Harperswood, Mich.
James Ewing, 21, Detroit, Mich.
Deshaun Harris, 20, Flint, Mich.
Galen Hobdy, 20, Canton.
Brandon Williams, 21, Flint, Mich.
Curtis Prentice, 23, Canton.
Kyreese Whitacker, 21, Flint, Mich.
Dajon Williams, 19, Roseville, Mich.
Ja'Quan Pittman, 22, Flint, Mich.
Sterling Jenkins, 24, Roseville, Mich.
Rick Miles, 23, Flint, Mich.
 

Comments

Wald

Send 'em all back to Michigan!

mrlizzzard

It is great nobody got hurt.

Horace Mann

Can't send 'em back ti MI, will accused of discrimination against the Michiganish.

jazzbo

NOW HIRING : Cedar Point has job openings for 16 people.

From the Grave

The Chinese don't cause this kind of trouble.

jazzbo

The dead don't cause this kind of trouble neither.

Dwight K.

That's what happens when someone steps on your Puma's

MiddleRight

I like the kid smiling like its his senior picture.

whattheBucks

Probably never seen his senior yr...or junior

jazzbo

whattheBucks- thumbs up

Steve P

Im sure this is yet another example of racism in Sandusky, can't wait for Matt's editorial on this one. Shouldn't the NAACP issue a statement on this?

freethinker1

Nah. This situation has absolutely
nothing in common with the idiot in the ape suit.

Bottom Line

Yep. As someone who worked many Summers there in the mid-2000s, this looks like about the same group as always who caused problems. It was always thugs from Flint and Detroit. Just like 2007 the night the Cavs eliminated the Pistons from the playoffs... The Asians, South Americans and Eastern Europeans NEVER caused trouble.

SANDUSKYPROUDUN...

Must have been racist cops for arresting all of these black people for causing a riot. They definitely were not responsible for their own actions. I mean why should they be, it's always the racist cops fault. Matt will have a field day with this one haha

arcman033

Imagine that.

Dr. Information

Giving Sandusky a great name.

I

If Obama had a son, which of these fine citizens might he look like. I vote for Mr. Harris, but, B. Williams is a close second!

YoMamma

Where is the NAACP? Where is the outrage?

IrishEyes

As if we don't already have enough thugs in Sandusky, Cedar Point has to bring more in from Michigan.

jazzbo

I - thumbs down

8ballinthesidepocket

Is anybody really surprised? I am not and I hope they all get fired today!!!

queenjhb

I wonder if any of these people have past dealings with the law back home in Michigan, is C.P. gonna fire them? Does C.P. do any background checks before hiring anyone, how about drug testing the employees? Family orientated amusement should definitely drug test the employees.

Mum-of-One

Cedar Point performs pre-employment background checks on all associates 18 years of age or older. Associates will not be permitted to check-in for work until their background checks have been received and reviewed.

8ballinthesidepocket

I think the process is flawed!

tonto

You can take them out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of them. Face it people these type of thugs are not any good. They're P..O.S. and will always be P.O.S.'s. Within months over half of them will be in prison. What don't people get about crime and these thugs. Take a look at these faces what doesn't America get. They say it's not a race thing. REALLY!!!!!!!!!!

OHIOHOOSIER76

Take note area human resource departments, here are 16 future applicants that are not hireable.

huronguy2

i complain about this frequently on here. folks like this make it so hard for the few good black folks in this country. unfortunately the libs make excuses for these thugs and tell you it's not right to judge but then they spew hate on christians.

Fibber Mcgee

Just asking... did you mean to type few or was that accident?

Just Saying

Seriously, "few good black folks". I can see you took the no judging thing to heart.

freethinker1

I'm liberal and I don't condone their actions.

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