815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

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Sixteen People Arrested At Oakwood College Basketball Game


Huntsville, Alabama (December 10, 2007) Fifteen adults and 1 juvenile, were arrested and booked on various charges following a fight between two females after a basketball game at Oakwood College. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said at 11:30 Saturday night, a Huntsville Police Officer working off-duty at the game arrested and charged an 18-year-old student with Disorderly Conduct. Johnson said as the Officer began to leave with the student in the back of the patrol car, an estimated crowd of several hundred people surrounded the vehicle and became very hostile. At 12:08 a.m., the Officer requested assistance. Johnson said Officers attempted to restore order by directing the crowd to disperse. Some individuals refused, others tried to incite the crowd by cursing and fighting with Officers.  Order was eventually restored and the crowd dispersed. Johnson said 16 individuals were arrested on various charges including Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment, while four individuals were charged with Felony Assault for attacking Police Officers. The individuals were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail without further incident. Two Huntsville Police Officers suffered minor injuries. Johnson said the incident is being reviewed by Commanders to ensure compliance with Departmental Policy. Meanwhile Public Safety Director Rex Reynolds and Police Chief Henry Reyes are in communication with Oakwood College President, Dr. Delbert Baker and Chief of Public Safety and Transportation, Lewis Eakins concerning the incident.


Names and Charges of People Arrested at Oakwood College


1. Racardo Dion Paige, DOB 07/25/1987, Assault 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest.

2. Nathan Santana-halter, DOB 08/30/1986, Assault 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest.

3. Marcus Andrew Winkfield, DOB 08/29/1985, Assault 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest.

4. Jared Ryan Wilson, DOB 09/14/1987, Assault 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest.

5. Joshua Adam Stockling, DOB 08/06/1987, Disorderly Conduct.

6. Amanda Leacia Freeman, DOB 08/15/1989, Disorderly Conduct.

7. Temidayo Michael Are, DOB 07/19/1988, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

8. John Enyiinna Osuji, DOB 09/13/1986, Disorderly Conduct.

9. Shola Seraphina Martey, DOB 09/19/1989, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

10. David Leon Sullivan, DOB 04/05/1989, Disorderly Conduct.

11. Tanisha Nichole Smith, DOB 11/14/1988, Disorderly Conduct.

12. Chase Devaughn Sherrod, DOB 02/20/1989, Disorderly Conduct.

13. Tonika Ja-ne Phillips, DOB 09/23/1989, Disorderly Conduct.

14. Ltasha Nicole Phillips, DOB 05/15/1987, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

15. Dudley Albert Thorne, DOB 05/15/1989, Harassment and Resisting Arrest.

16. Juvenile, age 17, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.