Report details videotaped arrests

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have released an initial incident report from one of the officers who made an arrest in connection with a fight that happened March 20 at Abercorn and Broughton streets.

According to a report filed by Officer Charles Rivera, he and Cpl. Aaron McKie were walking southbound on Abercorn Street toward Broughton when they saw a crowd gathering in the middle of the intersection.

They saw Benjamin Mahaffey, 25, hitting the hood and right front door of a maroon Ford Explorer. Misaela Alquiciria, 26, and Patricia Shields, 22, were fighting with people inside the SUV, according to Rivera's report.

Rivera grabbed Alquiciria who was hitting a woman in the front passenger seat of the SUV. Shields was walking toward McKie as he was trying to take Mahaffey into custody. The report said that the three were "highly intoxicated and didn't comply to verbal directions."

Alquiciria was taken into custody "for trying to call for assistance due to the crowd growing larger," according the report. Rivera arrested Alquiciria.

Alquiciria was detained against the SUV. McKie was trying to take Shields into custody after Mahaffey had been handcuffed.

The incident occurred after a argument between the two parties because Alquiciria and Shields were in the middle of the street dancing in traffic as the SUV was trying to leave the area, according to the report.

Mahaffey and Shields were arrested by McKie.

All three were charged. They have since bonded out of jail and are back in South Carolina, where they live.

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