DECATUR — A 16-year-old Decatur male was arrested after police intervened Wednesday afternoon to stop a street fight in the 800 block of East Whitmer Street at the intersection with South Maffit Street.
Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll said the arrested teen was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting after the officer suffered leg muscle pain during a struggle to make the arrest as the suspects ran. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Carroll said police were called by residents just before 5 p.m. because there were 10 to 15 juveniles in the street surrounding two others who were fighting.