Local teen pleaded not guilty in movie theater parking lot fight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local teenager accused of being involved at a movie theater parking lot fight pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.
Police said the fight happened at River City Marketplace back in December.
Jaquade Miller, 18, was granted indigent status while in court at 9 a.m. A public defender will represent Miller.
Police arrested 19-year-old Tevyn Davis, Miller and 17-year-old Khalil Bradley. Two other people were arrested, but their names have not been released due to their ages.
Investigators say the fight 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.
Miller faces charges of resisting an officer and affray.
The four other people face charges as well.
The next pre-trial hearing for Miller will be at 9 a.m. in room 308 on Feb. 19.
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