2 charged after New Year’s Eve brawl
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 05, 2012 | 2617 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man from Calhoun and one from Cleveland were arrested and charged by county law enforcement after a brawl was reported outside a local restaurant New Year’s Eve.

Shawn Dion Calfee Jr., 22, of Calhoun, and Temetrius L. Hill, 27, were charged with inciting a riot outside Las Margaritas restaurant New Year’s Eve.

Calfee was also charged with resisting arrest, four counts of assault on an officer and public intoxication, according to a report filed by deputy Michael Westfield of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

The report indicated officers with the Cleveland Police Department and Bradley County deputies responded to the scene just after 2:30 a.m., following reports of a large fight.

Reports indicated more than 100 people were involved.

When officers and deputies arrived on the scene, they observed several people involved in verbal arguments.

When Westfield attempted to escort Calfee from the area, he reportedly became belligerent and began to “resist and fight,” according to the report.

The deputy attempted to gain control of Calfee, who began to fight “more violently.” Three other deputies joined Westfield to aid in controlling the situation.

Deputies Ben Clayton and Earl Pike, along with Sgt. Todd Olinger, were all allegedly assaulted during the incident.

Calfee was placed under $2,000 bond and released. Hill was given $500 bond and released.

Calfee is expected to appear in Bradley County General Sessions Court Jan. 12. Hill pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $50, plus court costs.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend. The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.