20 deputies respond to fight at Santa Fe Oaks that escalated into large crowd “hostile towards law enforcement” and multiple arrests


A 911 call referencing several high-school-aged males trying to “jump” the caller’s son at Santa Fe Oaks Apartments last night escalated into a “large neighborhood crowd becoming hostile towards law enforcement” with approximately 20 law enforcement officers responding and multiple arrests.

According to the deputy who responded to the call about the teens trying to “jump” someone, he saw six males when he arrived, and they immediately began to scatter. He told one of them, later identified at Joshmael Yousef Lawson, 18, to stop, and told the rest to stand against the wall of the building and keep their hands out of their pockets. The deputy reported that Lawson continued to walk away and became argumentative.

The deputy then took Lawson’s wrist and tried to walk him back to the patrol vehicle, but Lawson reportedly resisted and “repeatedly made hostile and racist statements” toward the deputy. A crowd began to form, and the deputy pinned Lawson against his patrol vehicle until backup arrived.

When more deputies arrived, Lawson reportedly continued to resist efforts to secure him until three deputies were able to place handcuffs on him. Both Lawson and the deputy sustained minor injuries. The deputy reported that approximately 20 law enforcement officers responded to the scene. Lawson, who has a juvenile history, was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and released on his own recognizance with a curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. except for work, school, and church.

During the same time period, Pavielle Simoandante Wiggins, 35, was arrested for allegedly hitting a deputy on the chest while he was trying to physically restrain one of the teens. The deputy wrote that Wiggins had been ordered multiple times to get back and stop interfering. She has been charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and released on her own recognizance.

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A 13-year-old male was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest.

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