When officers arrived at the scene, they observed several people standing in the roadway. Two of them, later identified as 17-year-old Decorius Williams and 20-year-old Kent Yarbrough, were being very loud and cursing, as they attempted to instigate a fight with other people, according to a GPD incident report.
Police attempted to calm down Williams and Yarbrough, though the two ignored the officers and continued to curse and yell at other people in the area.
After several attempts to calm down Williams and Yarbrough had failed, officers arrested both of them and transported them to police headquarters on Poplar Street, where they cited for disorderly conduct and then released on own-recognizance bonds.
The following day, at about 1:30 a.m., Griffin police were flagged down by a 61-year-old black female in the area of 10th Street and Taylor Street.
The female stated to officers that she had had an altercation with a 24-year-old black male that started in the Spalding Heights area. She stated that shortly after she had parked her car, the male approached her car, tried reaching into the car with a knife in his hand and intended to stab her.
The female told police that the male did not stab her because she rolled up her window on time, adding that the male cut himself in the act of trying to reach into the vehicle.
Police officers observed some blood stains on the side of the vehicle. Officers later made contact with the male in the area of Apple Street, where they observed a cut on the male’s hand.
The male was released because the female did not want to press charges.