Columbus Police arrested five people on Short Main Street last Thursday night after a fight between two sisters nearly led to a riot.
Just before midnight last Thursday, Columbus Police Officers James Hanson and Sherman Mosely stopped to check on a disturbance between two sisters in the 1900 block of Short Main Street in Columbus. When they arrived, they encountered Sharon Gordon, 22, who was complaining that her sister, Evelyn, 28, had punched her in the face.
While getting the story from Sharon Gordon, Evelyn Gordon reportedly began screaming at officers to leave the family alone. The officers attempted to take both females into custody, but were met with frantic resistance by the sisters. Just as the officers radioed in for back-up, a large group of people came out from inside of the home and began to walk towards the scene. According to a witness on scene, Mosley repeatedly warned the front row of the crowd to back down, but they did not comply. Mosley then reportedly dispatched his TAZER into the chest of an unidentified male who was leading the pack.
The male reportedly collapsed to the ground, but then quickly began to attempt to get up after an older female pulled the prongs of the TAZER from his skin. Mosley reportedly engaged the TAZER again and both fell to the ground.
Responding officers arrived on scene and wrestled with Sharon Gordon and quickly got her into custody. Her sister Evelyn began jumping up and down and kicking at officers, at one point repeatedly yelling (at both male and female officer), “Bi### ! I’m Gonna F#@k you hoes up. Ya’ll ain’t nuttin’ but hoes!”
Corporal Terrie Songer and Lieutenant Oscar Lewis wrestled with Evelyn Gordon and were both struck with blows from her flailing arms, as well as what appeared to be deliberate gobs of spit. Songer appeared to get headbutted and then was knocked to the ground as other officers jumped in, and she was later examined at and released from the hospital.
“I know you! I know all of you! I’m gonna hurt yer fu%%#g families” Evelyn Gordon screamed.
Gordon was eventually subdued and laid into the back of a waiting patrol car. Just as she was being placed in the car, she exclaimed with surprise, “What? Why you locking me up? What I do? Hoes!”
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said details about the incident were still under investigation, but he was able to release the names and charges for the suspects. Witnesses told The Packet that most of the people arrested fought the police at some point.
Corey Deon Brown, 23, Waylon Don’J Williams, 36, and Evelyn Victoria Gordon, 28, were charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Georgia Mae McCoy, 35, was charged only with disorderly conduct, and sharon gordon was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and simple assault of a police officer. All five had reportedly bonded out before sunrise.
Several officers on scene reported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle that evening to be checked out. Two neighbors of the family that were involved in the melee’ told The Packet that Evelyn Gordon was a carrier of a contagious sexually transmitted disease, and that they were pretty sure the officers that were spit on should get checked out (since they were cut and spit on.) Chief McQueen said he could not comment on that accusation. (I responded to a disturbance at the same address two weeks ago, and a neighbor had given me the same warning about Gordon’s medical condition, saying he doesn’t even want her near his house-CK)
If Evelyn Gordon knowingly exposed the officers to such a disease, she could be charged under the same statute that the late Latora Lashay Hill was in 2006, when she violated a Health Department Quarantine issued in Lowndes County and exposed a partner to the AIDS virus. Hill recently passed away while serving time in prison.