UPDATE: Vienna PD discusses Chick Fil A incident

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 8:08 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 05/05/2020

Detective Christian Ong from the Vienna Police Department has more details on the incident that occurred at the Vienna Chick Fil A on April 16.

The investigation was difficult at the start because the suspects were not from the area, so they had trouble locating the car with out-of-state plates.

Once the department made contact with the suspects, they were not very open about talking about the incident.

"We asked them several questions about the incident," said Ong. "A couple of them didn't really want to answer any questions. The one female vies she didn't spit in the employee's face, but she did get up in his face, along with the other suspect."

ORIGINAL STORY: 05/04/2020

On May 4, 2020, Vienna Police Officers arrested three people on outstanding warrants: Mariah Young, 26, of Parkersburg was arrested for battery, Shomari Humphrey, 35, of Parkersburg was arrested for battery and Bryan “April” Elzy, 33, of Parkersburg was arrested for assault.

These charges stemmed from an investigation into an incident that occurred at the Vienna Chick-Fil-A on April 16, 2020. During this incident, Young, Humphrey and Elzy were all visiting Chick-Fil-A and became angry at an employee.

They then approached the employee yelling and screaming profanities. After approaching the employee, Humphrey and Young reportedly spat in the employee’s face while Elzy reportedly yelled profanities and got close to the employee’s face. As all three ran off, Young yelled, “We have corona!”

Vienna officers responded and immediately began investigating.

All of them were arrested on the outstanding warrants and transported to the Wood County Justice Center to await arraignment.

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