Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville police arrested 16 people during the city's 2013 Dogwood Festival, a three-day event that celebrates live music, dance performances, art and more in the city's historic downtown area.
Five gang members – Ali Abdul-Malik, 19, Nicholeon Evans, 18, Nicholas Ramey, 20, Antarrios Fylthe, 18, and Lorenzo Miles, 23 – were arrested for second-degree trespassing.
Patricia Bradley, an attorney for the Fayetteville Police Department, said the gang members had made threats to engage in criminal activity during the festival. Organizers had sent a letter ahead of the festival to several members warning them to stay away from the event.
Others were arrested for charges including public consumption of alcohol, possession of marijuana, urinating in public and resist, delay and obstruction. They included:
- Adam Furr, 23: Public consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct
- Darryl Brown, 20: Possession of MDMA marijuana
- Jake Vickery, 30: Intoxicated and disruptive, second-degree trespassing
- Kenneth Sweet, 38: Intoxicated and disruptive
- Jason Albury, 47: Urinating in public
- Justin Shumpert, 18: Resist, delay and obstruct, second-degree kidnapping
Kenya McKethan, 17, was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resist, delay and obstruction. Four juveniles were also arrested in two separate fights.