Second twin accused of assaulting officer won’t be charged as an adult

After a teen’s twin brother was charged as an grownup for allegedly assaulting a Gastonia police officer, a decide thought of whether or not the second twin’s fees also needs to be upgraded.

Finally, the decide determined Monday to maintain the second twin’s case in juvenile court docket, however the ordeal left his dad and mom with blended feelings.

Their household says the boys, who had been 15 years outdated then, had been driving their bikes dwelling from a pal’s home someday in 2021. That led to a confrontation with police, and each teenagers being accused of assaulting a Gastonia police officer.

“It makes me actual mad,” mentioned their father, Marcell Fuller.

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The twins are actually 17 — nonetheless minors — and accused of main crimes. Their dad and mom mentioned the interplay by no means ought to have escalated within the first place.

On that day in 2021, police had blocked the road for a fireworks show after the Gastonia Honey Hunters baseball recreation. The dad and mom mentioned each twins have studying problems and so they had been going dwelling utilizing instructions from their dad and mom.

“One among my twins was on the telephone with me,” mentioned Tangyika Brawley, their mother.

Brawley heard the commotion between her sons and police.

“Hastily, you hear the telephone go useless,” she described.

The dad and mom mentioned they noticed physique digicam video. They mentioned their sons had been kicked, choked, and pepper-sprayed.

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“The best way they was dealing with my son — it damage me,” Fuller mentioned.

Police charged one of many twins with tried homicide, saying he choked an officer. He’s set to be tried as an grownup.

On Monday, the opposite twin discovered his case, which incorporates a number of fees associated to assault on police, will stay in juvenile court docket. Their household is relieved, however nonetheless pissed off that fees weren’t dropped.

“I don’t suppose they need to be charged with nothing like that,” Fuller mentioned. “Their intention wasn’t to harm no person. Their intention was to go dwelling.”

The dual with a case nonetheless in juvenile court docket is due again in entrance of a decide in November. The dual going through an tried homicide cost in grownup court docket is ready for his subsequent court docket date.

Their dad and mom say they need the physique digicam video launched to the general public.

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