Six women, juvenile face rioting charges in fight that injured Youngstown cop
YOUNGSTOWN — Six women and a juvenile involved in fight on the South Side that led to the assault of a Youngstown police officer will face felony rioting charges.
One of the women already has been charged with assault on a police officer.
According to police, Officer Bridget Quinn, a five-year department veteran, was reportedly attacked by the group while attempting to break up a fight and arrest one woman. Quinn was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment of bruises to her legs as well as neck and back pain.
Five of the women, all ranging in age from 20 to 22, were initially charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for their individual roles in the Thursday night melee, but as they arrived at Youngstown Municipal Court for an initial appearance today they were each re-arrested and charged with felony aggravated riotiing.
These women all face the felony rioting charge: Briyanna Littlejohn, 20, of Montclair Avenue, Boardman; Jamalia Abrams, no age or address given; Brittany Littlejohn, 21, of Eastway Drive; Alicia Davis, 20, of Winona Avenue; Ronisha Harris, 21, of Columbus Street, Struthers; and Britany West, 20, of Winona Avenue.
Briyanna Littlejohn will also face a felony charge of assault on a police officer.
City Prosecutor Jay Macejko said the rioting charge is a felony of the fourth degree. He expects each woman to be kept in Mahoning County jail over the weekend and appear in court for arraignment on the felony charge Monday morning.
A 15-year-old girl has also been arrested for her role in the melee. Macejko said she will be charged in juvenile court.
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