Officer Roy Mayo was dispatched due to there being two complaints that stated there was a fight in the Big Lot’s parking lot Oct. 18 at 11:15 a.m. The suspects were located between the speech building and motor pool. With the help of Officer Hurst, the suspect was detained and transported to the police station. Mayo received further information by talking to the victim. The victim stated that the suspect was living at the shelter on Roosevelt St.. The victim stated that her boyfriend offered the suspect a place to live and they agreed on rent. She then expressed how the suspect had been living with her and her boyfriend for about nine days and hadn’t paid his part of the rent. The victim then stated her and her boyfriend were driving down University Avenue and saw the suspect. She then yelled for the suspect to come here and the suspect started running toward the Big Lot parking lot. It was there they got into an argument about rent. The argument escalated, and the victim stated that he hit her and made her drop her child.
Mayo then interviewed the suspect for his side of the story. He stated he was living at the shelter on Roosevelt St. when he met the victim and her boyfriend. They asked him to move in with them. The suspect stated he was leaving the Big Lot’s parking lot and that’s when the victim started yelling at him and hitting him from his viewpoint. The suspect stated that the girl and her boyfriend took turns hitting him and that’s when he yelled for help.
Mayo then talked to the people who complained about the argument and were witnesses to it. They both stated that the suspect was getting punched by the victim and her boyfriend. This caused the suspect to yell for help. The witnesses both wrote statements. Based on the complaints and statements, no charges were filed on the suspect and he didn’t want any charges filed on the victim.
Hit and Run Vehicle Accident:
Officer Jerome Bailey responded to Lot 12 in regards to a hit and run accident Oct. 21 9:36 a.m. When Bailey arrived at the scene, the victim explained she made a turn westward onto W 32nd St. from Fair Park and came to a stop behind a white vehicle due to the vehicle dropping someone off. She then stated that as she began to pull around the white vehicle, the white vehicle pulled out and struck her vehicle. This caused scratch marks on the passenger side front fender. The victim stated she noticed the driver of the white vehicle was not going to stop. The victim took a picture of the vehicle from its rear and got a look at the license plate. She didn’t need any medical attention when asked by Bailey.
Officer Sharon Houlette examined the report made on Oct. 24. Because the victim had taken photos at the time of the accident, Houlette ran the license plate number and was able to identify the suspect. Houlette left a voicemail for the suspect to call her. About ten minutes later, the suspect did so. Houlette informed the suspect she received a report that he was involved in a hit and run vehicle accident and that she would need to take a look at his car. Upon looking at his car, Houlette noticed damage on both sides of his car. The suspect finally admitted that he hit the victim’s vehicle because he was in a hurry. The suspect expressed how remorseful he was and would return with an updated insurance card.