Gang brawl leads to arrests

Sandusky police arrested 13 people allegedly involved in a gang-related brawl on Fox Run Trail, with charges pending for six others.
Courtney Astolfi
Aug 30, 2013

It was nothing short of pandemonium at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the hallway of a Fox Run Trail apartment building. When police arrived, they found blood on the walls and the remnants of shattered glass bottles, although those at the center of the mayhem had already fled the scene.

Not until detectives reviewed the apartment’s surveillance footage were they able to determine it stemmed from a turf dispute between Sandusky gang members and “Detroit boys,” Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell said.

The video (portion can be viewed in the player to the right) shows more than a dozen people — police and witnesses later identified them as Detroit natives — filing into two apartments on the same floor. Within minutes, at least 20 Sandusky men and teenagers then rushed a staircase and began exchanging words with the Detroit group in a hallway.

Anyone with information can call Sandusky detectives at 419-627-5863

The video shows the suspects throwing glass bottles and various items at each other, with some of the assailants allegedly carrying knives, frying pans, sticks and even a crowbar. One Detroit man used a BB gun to shoot at two boys, who were both struck in the torso.  

Some of the suspects appeared to be holding their frenzied friends at bay until one Sandusky man punched the other group’s apparent leader, police said. The confrontation then erupted into an all-out brawl. At one point, at least five of the Detroit men cornered a Sandusky boy in a doorway, where they proceeded to kick and punch him, Newell said.

“No one was seriously hurt, thankfully,” Newell said. “But the possibility of innocent people getting injured during something like this, we’re not going to tolerate it. We’re going to aggressively pursue any situation like this.” Security footage shows 20 minutes of confrontation before police were alerted to the fight.

“We’re trying to stop these type of behaviors, but we can’t do it alone,” Newell said. “We need the community to contact us when these things happen. People need to just quit taking it.”

On Wednesday, Sandusky police were joined by Erie County deputies and officers from Perkins, Huron and Cedar Point in rounding up 13 of the Sandusky men and boys who were allegedly involved. About 25 officers went out in teams, making simultaneous arrests around the city.

“We knew from previous incidents that if you don’t get them all, they’re going to start texting and using social media, and the others will go into hiding,” Newell said.

Each person arrested was charged with participating in criminal gang activity, aggravated rioting, burglary and complicity to vandalism. Additionally, the teens involved were cited with curfew violations.

The adults charged all remain in the Erie County jail on $40,000 bond apiece.

They are:
•Shalon Shelton, 19, 1500 block Lindsley St.
•Devonte Turner, 19, 400 block Camp St.
•Jaylyne Dickerson, 18, 800 block Polk St.
•Jason Kubitz, 19, 1100 block McKinley St.
•Jaterius Light, 18, 800 block Perry St.
The teens charged are:
•Boy, 14, 2000 block Fox Run Trail
•Boy, 16, 1800 block Third St.
•Boy, 16, 900 block Carr St.
•Boy, 16, 1300 block W. Larchmont Drive
•Boy, 16, 300 block Fulton St.
•Boy, 16, 1500 block Clinton St.
•Boy, 17, 1600 block Oakmont Lane
•Boy, 17, 600 block Shelby St.

Police also drew up arrest warrants for six others allegedly involved, including Dameyion Smith, 19, of the 2000 block of Second St., and five boys ages 14 to 17.
Newell said police are still receiving information about the Detroit men. “As soon as we can verify names, they’ll be charged,” Newell said. “They’ll receive the same treatment as the Sandusky gentlemen for the acts they have done.”

In recent weeks, information has been trickling in about the Detroit group’s presence in Sandusky.  “They’ve been here for a little bit,” Newell said.




Just Beat It, No One Wants to be Defeated, Background Music - Eddie Van Halen Guitar...beat it beat it beat it Chorus...Dance off shown in the video between the Fox Trail Red Sticky Ickies and the Detroit Bizzoys.

The Answer Person

Why everybod gotta be pickin' on the mans? they was probbly jus' chillin' on break from all dere harr work in college and medical school so give them a break. Not doin' nuthin'...jes funnin.

My Opinion is...

Wow! I didn't realize that stupidity was running rampant! These wannabe thugs need to grow up and get a real life. I suggest we round them all up and ship them off to Paris Island. The Marine Drill Sergeants will show them what a real fight looks like, and the Marines' rifles outclass the glass bottles and other stupid weapons of choice these morons use!

Simple Enough II

No do not defame my beloved Marine Corps...You take a piece of crap and work and mold it and you in the end still have a piece of crap...and that is what they are, they will not change.


You dont defame my Marines you piece of crap racist.


How many of these fine upstanding citizens have jobs and aren't on Government assistance?


Ya see people, we pay for them to act like this

Simple Enough II

I'd like to see a follow up article with the adult names listed with Legally employed, independant rap artist living off my baby momma(on or off the government dole), living off of momma/grandmomma (on or off the government dole) or aspiring pharmeceutical distributor. Won't happen because it will demean the peprs...I mean the wrongfully accused racially profiled victims.

my oh my

Looks like there was a mass escape from jail LOL...


Send them all to Syria-well, except for that 14 year old child-send him home to his mother for a good spanking and if she can't do it-I'm sure plenty other parents will.


These kids look RIDICULOUS!


Round 'em up and drive 'em out! Animals!

he said she said

I have friends that live out there and they are all working full time and going to school so not everyone out there is trouble.

The video doesn't show the whole fight. It surprises me that these kids call themselves a gang when they backed down and ran. Put these 'gang members' in Chicago or Los Angeles and see how far their elephant mouth takes their canary a%^

Stop It

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Isn't Ouga chokalaka, ouga chukalocka!!! Ungowa bwana!!!

be for real

This is your mind on drugs stupid is as stupid does. It is stupid to even think about gangs


I would love to get a hold of one or two of these idiots. Send them my way.


Put these "tough guys" in a 20 foot by 20 foot ring with a 20 foot high fence with only what mother nature gave them and watch them start crying like the punk a** babies they are. I hope they get 25 years, maybe by then they will appreciate life a little better.


Just a glimpse of more fun to come. I only paid 400 bucks for my AK47 at Dunhams! ;-)


More true than anyone can imagine!

R U Kidding me

I called al and jesse and if you guys don't stop profiling they will be here to march


In the early part or the video, one of the outside front guys is shown as a crotch holder. Then almost at the same time a view of the inside group, one of the front guys is also a crotch holder. I could just hear the conversation like this, "My crabs itch more than your crabs, Motha!"