web posted September 25, 2012 JOHNSTON – A party at a home on Hardy place Road
drew a number of complaints for noise Saturday night and ended after
reports of a fight in the midst of between 200 and 300 people that
brought Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies as well as Edgefield and
Johnston Police racing to the scene after reports of weapons being
used. A girl also called 911 to report her father had been hit by a
bat. After the crowd was dispersed, only three people were charged with
assault and battery in the third degree.
As it turned out, the vast majority of those attending the party were
not involved in the brawl between neighbors and left the scene when
police arrived. The neighbors, 44-year-old Randy West, Stephanie
Weaver, 37, and Tyler Brooks, 28, were all charged following the
According to an incident report released on Monday, Weaver stated that
West came into her yard and hit her in the mouth after a verbal
confrontation. Brooks then admitted to "hitting someone" while he was
trying to keep West and others from attacking Weaver.
West, who reports state was intoxicated, said that Weaver was trying to
fight with his daughter when he was attacked by a number of unknown
individuals. Reports indicate that Weaver suffered injuries to her
mouth, which were photographed. West had a small cut to his head, the
After the crowd was dispersed the three were charged with assault and
battery in the third degree, a misdemeanor assault charge and have been
booked and released awaiting trial.
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