Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Sheriff’s Office Reviewing Fair Incident

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — An 18-year-old woman said a Wayne County deputy punched her while she and her younger brother were being escorted out of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on Saturday. Tziah Kelly said she got in the middle while deputies were trying to break up a scuffle involving her 16-year-old brother at the fair entrance. Kelly acknowledged Sunday that she pulled away from a deputy as she was being led out but says the violence was uncalled for. Kelly talked with WRAL.  The video of the incident was posted on Facebook. Kelly was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree trespassing and assault on government official. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that they are reviewing the incident.

Video from the incident was posted on Facebook over the weekend.



  1. The Truth says:

    @Lateryka Sanders, how about posting a video of the entire incident including the part where her brother got into a fight? If you don’t have it, somebody that was there does. Post it, unless you’re afraid of letting the whole story get told.

  2. Mrs Gravy says:

    It doesn’t have anything to do with race because my family was not raised like that for one we all bleed the same blood. For one in no way did he have a right to arrest her in the first place you only see what happened in the video Its just down right wrong no matter what anybody got to say my God has the final say so and you right he’s suppose to protect and serve that’s his job but when someone is been arrested for trying to stop people from harming her little brother and then punched by someone that is suppose to protect her and then you let the people walk a way that caused the problem you Got just as much issues as anybody else that thinks this is right but God he will not get away with this it could have been anybody child I would feel the same way but this is my blood and my family stand firm behind how we feel now all you negative commenters have a bleed day

    • Parent says:

      With all due respect, you could say the same thing you don’t know what happened before the camera started rolling only what you were told, which could be a lie. She is being charged with trespassing which means she was on the property either without a ticket or refused to leave after was asked and that’s why she’s being escorted out by police. If she would have walked out normally and done what was asked and not pull away from a police officer then we wouldnt even be having this conversation. Your “blood” needs to take responsibility for her actions and stop blaming other people. If my son acted the way your daughter did I would tell the cop good job knock some sense into his butt. Also from what people are saying in Goldsboro it was her brother who started the fight so maybe you shouldn’t think your blood are so holy.

  3. Smh says:

    What I don’t get is the 17 comments here and 2 comments on the child molester making porno a few stories down. Not to mention a young man lost his life on the highway in a hit and run and that story didn’t even make the headlines. Attention is focused on nonsense and foolishness so much that’s it become a norm. Do we even have to wonder why the morale of this city is the way it is. #BringPrayerback

  4. IBacktheBlue says:

    It is amazing how when a situation like this occurs it is always the cops fault. How did the cop know that she wasn’t about to grab a gun, whether it had been one that she could have had on her or maybe even try to grab his. And I love how it is always racial when it comes to a white cop. It doesn’t matter if it is white on white, white on black, black on black, or black on white or any other nationality, color, or gender for that matter – if you abide by the rules and law then there wouldn’t be trouble like this.

  5. Tatiana says:

    Hmm I think I’d rather be punched then tased but apparently y’all would have a problem with that too. Look if you break the law of any kind then resist instead of calmly walking out…you get what you get. They wouldn’t be getting escorted out if they didn’t do something wrong to begin with…but half of y’all are felons defending this anyway.

  6. Dumb Citizen says:

    HUMANS, I tell you. No one.. not even law enforcement officers should be allowed to assault someone. Law enforcement should be required to take anger management courses, and courses on how to de-escalate situations.. and recognize when they themselves are becoming angry and respond appropriately so these types of situations don’t happen. You people who are giving this adult male a pass for assaulting a female should be ashamed of yourselves. This is NOT ok.. I wonder if your response would be the same if it was one of your loved ones..

  7. Adamrothman says:

    It’s pretty simple, he had her by the arm escorting her out. She then violently pulled away, he then tried to regain comtrol and its hard to see because his back was to the camera and she was facing him but it appears she made contact with his face. Thats whe. He swung at her. All he was doing was escorting her out but she had to make a scene and act all tough. Then her mom posts some profanity laced tirade against the police on facebook instead of realizing her children were in the wrong. With that behavior is there any question why she was acting like that. There is also the fact that the deputy my not have known that was a female. Moral of the story…..act tough with law enforcement and see what happens but of course then cry police brutality. I dont think the bystanders thought he was oit of line thats why you can hear them laughing.

  8. BlueLM says:

    Yes it is wrong to resist arrest and there are consequences for it, in this case the officer had to use more force than was taught at BASIC law training because the real world is not a classroom. Also if she did nothing wrong why was she being escorted out of the fair.

  9. JOE JOE says:

    From my experience and point of view. Once you list your hands to a Police officer you have just escalated the situation. If that was a haymaker it was a week one cause my haymaker will break a jaw. As a famous person once said Don’t start none wont be none

  10. Common sense says:

    Don’t t want to get kicked out the fair, follow the rules. You put yourself in that situation stop playing the victim

  11. Concerned citizen says:

    About a month ago had a sherrif to knee my son several times until he missed and hit my truck the charged him and then he went and bet his flash light on the ground. Was witness by two young folks and two adults. But they get by with this.

  12. Adamrothman says:

    Maybe don’t swing at the police next time and keep your mouth shut.

  13. Captain obvious says:

    Break the law and get treated like a criminal. Stop saying the police did something wrong after you were getting escorted for literally for doing something illegal.

    • Dela says:

      She didn’t break any laws and nothing she did Warranted a Sucker lunch to the face. That was not taught in BLT school or in any training exercises. Right is right and wrong is wrong and this is WRONG on every level, I don’t care if it was a criminal. Officers are not suppose to punch and suspect at anytime.. EXCESSIVE FORCE, pull his records I’m sure it’s not the only incident

      • Just me says:

        You need to do your homework and check the limits and laws.
        Cause the officer did not break any laws, she did.

    • Carla Davis says:

      Looks to me in a split second when you first see these two come on the screen that the deputy does not have a strong grip on her arm. Then she resist and it does get more firm. She was totally disrespecting the law and now a victim. What is with all these people nowadays thinking they can do ANYTHING and expect no consequences?

      • JT says:

        Dela…where do you get your information? Did you just say that because that’s what you found on Google? Heard from a friend? You’re mislead. Officers ARE allowed to punch people if need be.

  14. Concerned Citizen says:

    I have watched this multiple times and I wish I could have seen the incident from another angle. If the “suspect” threw the first punch maybe I could understand. But from what I saw I am not sure it warranted a haymaker…. Fine line between restraint and assault. I support law enforcement but I’m not really sure about this.

    • Joey says:

      If you watch it in full screen mode you will see that the officer did not punch her at all instead his right hand was on the back of her neck. That would not happen if he punched her. It was her fault for intervening in something she should have walked away from. Instead she assaulted a government official and will be found guilty of Making False Statements

      • Ava B. says:

        I’m with you on the “punch” he swung to grab her hoodie!! Then she punched him!! Her brother was having to hold her back in the last part of the video…she’s only doing this (WRAL) to save her scholarship! She was soooo the aggressor and was handled accordingly!

    • LEO Supporter says:

      Ms. Kelly appeared to be resisting the entire time and was the one who escalated the confrontation. I’ll give the LEO a pass every time in a situation like this.

      • Anonymous says:

        Watch the video over and over, the girl was leaving, she was not be arrested and you can walk out on your own if you choose to, it looks like he gave her a little jerk because of the girls in the stroller were in the pathway of the girls and it look like he jerked her from walking into the back of them. Then she yanked back and the officer lost his temper


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