2 police trainees arrested after fight in North Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two police trainees have been arrested after a fight in North Carolina.
Greenville Police Department spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said in a news release that two people enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Training academy were arrested late Saturday night.
Hunter says 38-year-old Christian Thomas Russell has been charged with assault. Twenty-eight-year-old Brittany Johanna Barnett has been charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication and being disruptive.
A total of four people were arrested in a fight beside a road in Pitt County.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the fight. It was not known if Russell and Barnett have lawyers. They have been suspended without pay.
Police Chief Mark Holtzman said he was deeply disappointed by the arrests.