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5 people arrested in melee at River City Marketplace

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Updated: 12/26/2013 6:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, FL – A fight in the movie theater parking lot at the River City Marketplace led to five arrests.

Police arrested Tevyn Davis, 19; Jaquade Miller, 18; and Khalil Bradley, 17. The names of the other two suspects are being withheld due to their ages.

Investigators say this began when a group of teenagers tried to barge into the Hollywood River City 14 Theater without paying on Christmas night.

An estimated crowd of 600 people started to gather in the parking lot.

JSO spokeswoman Lauri-Ellen Smith told Action News an off-duty officer tried to subdue the crowd by using pepper spray and a melee erupted. The off-duty officer then called for backup and 30 officers responded to the scene. 

JSO reports there is vehicle damage, but no injuries.

Davis faces misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer and breach of the peace.

Miller faces misdemeanor charges of affray and resisting an officer.

Bradley faces a felony charge of resisting an officer, a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and refusal to disperse.

A female juvenile faces charges of public nuisance, refusal to disperse and resisting an officer.

The male juvenile faces a charge of resisting an officer.

Action News spoke with the manager of a nearby pizza parlor who said he had to lock his doors to keep people out.

Police set up a safe zone for parents to come pick up their children.
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FlSunRise87 - 12/30/2013 10:30 AM
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Once again the real issue is one or the other. Lack of education OR lack of funds for abortion because if you dont intend on being a decent parent and literally expect your child to raise itself and SOME MAGICAL WAY become a upstanding citizen you might as well can the bible S*** and drive your @$$ to planet parent hood!

hkchandler3 - 12/27/2013 11:21 AM
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Wow Jacksonville, you always make me proud to live here. Drive by there, robbery here, brawls everywhere, breaking in to see a Madea Christmas movie...Its so easy to get caught up and point fingers at the race issue, Not every race is innocent, but let's be real, the statistics speak for themself. Black people can't really get pissed when other people say," look who's at it again, the black people." To me all these instances create an opportunity to teach these people how to live!! Who cares if the kids got dropped off, they are probably not the wealthiest, however, they should have jobs and start working towards a better life. One guy was about to leave for boot camp...thank God, he may have hope. Another was picked up by an organization to help turn his life around...but where are the parents???!!??!?! Why can't we raise our kids with responsibility, respect, kindness; why do we wait for others to do it for us? YOU opened your legs, YOU did the deed, now YOU TAKE ON THE ROLE OF RAISING THEM RIGHT! To plead ignorance adds fuel to the fire. I know that i'm glad i wasn't there that night with my family and my concealed weapon, cuz i would probably be a hate crime statistic...

joewW07 - 12/27/2013 9:15 AM
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Is melee the new code word riot???

honnor7 - 12/26/2013 11:14 PM
2 Votes
Why is mommy taking an 18 year old and dropping him off at the movies? I would be embarrassed if my mommy dropped me off to a movie at the age of 18. I was 16 had my own car had a job and could go to the movies by myself or take a girlfriend.

Marine Grunt - 12/26/2013 7:14 PM
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Can't believe the Judge released one of the punks, that swung at a Police Officer with a closed fist with out a high bail. Then you have the mama defending her son. The Police were way to easy on them, they should have had their night sticks out busting heads, however they are scared to do that because then the news media would have screamed racist brutally, jesse jackson would have showed up along with his buddy al sharpton, the naacp, the balck preachers association, the black ;lawyers association, the black congressional congregation, I could go on but you get the they say "It's a black thing, if your not black you wouldn't understand."

Lilyred888 - 12/26/2013 7:03 PM
6 Votes
There is a certain group or generation of black people who are like a cancer to the black community. As long as there is "NO Voice" or action to combat this group, the good will suffer with bad. As long as people keep turning their nose up and being in denial facing the black community, there will continue to be chaos and turmoil. The problem is a whole generation, kids being born into broken families, not being taught proper ways to live in life. If the problems persist, 15, 20 yrs from now the black community will be obsolete.

tenneddie - 12/26/2013 4:50 PM
1 Vote
No shame. No pride.

FlSunRise87 - 12/26/2013 4:41 PM
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Here's a Fun Fact! How about the Story titled: "Jacksonville Jewish community helps feed the hungry on Christmas" doesn't have a comment button.. apparently action news is completely OK with us voicing our opinions when it comes to racial segregation but not religious. This the season! (YOUR EDITOR SHOULD BE FIRED AND THE NEWS STATION TAKEN OVER BY A REAL NEW CREW) this is absurd!

LO61903 - 12/26/2013 4:06 PM
4 Votes
Gee, they're black. What a surprise.

king kaos - 12/26/2013 2:33 PM
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Wow, I dont even know where to start on this one... parents DUMPING thier kids on Christmas is terrible... well I say "parents" and "kids" but lets be real here, semen dumpsters and gubmint dollas is probably a slightly more truthful approach. What makes anyone think that they can behave like this at all? Who goes around acting like this? Animals dont even behave this badly so I wont do the diservice of dealing with it in that way... In fact as long as we are being honest why not call it what it is: this is THUGLIFE behavior... it is below animal, below terrorist, below bum scum nasty trash. You are right in saying there is no Afreakan blood in these people, but there is also no AMERICAN blood in thier either AND THATS THE PROBLEM FOLKS... most blacks have been here in the US for HUNDREDS OF YEARS, going back to the begining of this great country. I on the other hand, am FIRST GENERATION AMERICAN born and I will die for the UNITED STATES without a second thought... so how can these people, who have more heritage and stake in this country than me myself, but have so much anger and hate towards it and are quite honestly destroying it from within. Also why are the "parents" of these "kids" not being charged??? How can they get away with raising this form of sub human thugs and not be held resposible on some level??? More importantly HOW CAN THEY NOT FEEL SOME LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY THEMSELVES??? Are they that weak? Are they that stupid? Are they that heartless? I beleive so and that is the true core of the issue. Garbage begets garbage. I dont think there is really much more to say other than if this is the case, and this is the reality we are only looking to propogate this issue and have it continue to worsen. Someone needs to take leadership and not in blaming everyone for thier problems but in figuring out a solution. J.Jackoff, Not-So-Sharp-TONOCRAPPOLA and Louis FarFromAHumanButDefinitelyAConArtist are NOT THE ANSWER PEOPLE, choose some good leaders for starters!
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