According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, on March 3rd, 2018 the Charleston Police Department, Coles County Sheriff’s Office, Eastern Illinois University Police and Charleston Ambulance personnel responded to a call for help from the staff of the Penalty Box. It was reported that “lots of people” were fighting within the bar and that someone had sprayed pepper spray.
As emergency personnel arrived, the suspects were still fighting so Charleston Officers deployed their own OC Spray, which quelled the melee.
An investigation into the incident resulted in the following arrests over the course of the last month:
Mone L. Bullard, age 25, Mob Action
Tenia R. Collins, age 24, Mob Action
Khamyra A. Lane, age 23, Mob Action
Alexis D. Swift, age 22, Mob Action
Kendra A. Walters-Curry, age 22, Aggravated Battery