15 Job Corps students arrested in park fight

Aug 3 2011 - 11:21pm

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Joanna Evette Lopez, 21
Donneshi Q. Davis, 21
Quenneshi Jamesmedrie Davis, 21
Alicia Tovar Garcia, 18
Almetrime Deangela Rushing, 20
Kimberlee Rochelle Roberson, 23
Sharome Shara Cross, 20
Kayla Marie Davis, 21
Joanna Evette Lopez, 21
Donneshi Q. Davis, 21
Quenneshi Jamesmedrie Davis, 21
Alicia Tovar Garcia, 18
Almetrime Deangela Rushing, 20
Kimberlee Rochelle Roberson, 23
Sharome Shara Cross, 20
Kayla Marie Davis, 21

CLEARFIELD -- Eight women and seven teenagers are facing felony charges after fighting with bats and sticks at a city park.

Officers from Clearfield, Syracuse and the Davis County Sheriff's Office were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to a fight in progress at Barlow Park, 2200 S. 500 West.

When officers arrived, Clearfield Lt. Adam Malan said, they found 15 to 20 people involved either as participants or bystanders. All of them were students at Clearfield Job Corps.

"We've not had a problem like this with Job Corps' students in several years," Malan said.

He said when officers generally respond to a fight, it is on campus and involves just a few people.

A few of those involved in Tuesday's fight received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Malan said.

"They all refused to be transported by ambulance," he said.

Malan said the fight was not gang related, but two groups from the center had been having ongoing problems and decided to meet at the park to fight.

Eight women were booked in Davis County Jail late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

All were expected to be in 2nd District Court on Wednesday, facing charges of third-degree felony riot.

The woman are Joanna Evette Lopez, 21; Donneshi Q. Davis, 21; Quenneshi Jamesmedrie Davis, 21; Alicia Tovar Garcia, 18; Almetrime Deangela Rushing, 20; Kimberlee Rochelle Roberson, 23; Sharome Shara Cross, 20; and Kayla Marie Davis, 21.

The seven teenagers were booked in Farmington Bay Youth Correction Center, Malan said.

Police are not releasing the names of the teenagers because they are juveniles. Charges against the teens will be filed in 2nd District Juvenile Court.

Clearfield Job Corps is a private company that contracts with the Department of Labor, said Elizabeth Todd, with the public affairs office of DOL.

According to the facility's website, it offers a no-cost education and career technical training program to people ages 16 through 24. It currently has 1,120 students enrolled.

Clearfield Job Corps' officials referred all media inquiries concerning Tuesday's events to Todd.

She said when juveniles who attend a Job Corps facility are arrested, the guardians of the juveniles are notified.

"Job Corps has a zero tolerance for violence or drugs," Todd said.

Generally, students are removed from the program if they are convicted of a charge connected to violence or drugs, she said.

Todd could not comment on Tuesday's incident, saying "it is still under investigation."

Todd said Clearfield Job Corps has been at its current location on Antelope Drive since 1966.

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