Judge refuses to set bond for women, girls charged in graduation fight
GONZALES - A judge refused to set bail Monday for two women and two girls who were arrested following a fight that broke out during last week’s graduation ceremony at East Ascension High School.
Judge Alvin Turner Jr. of the 23rd Judicial District Court called the females’ involvement in the brawl “ludicrous” and “just unbelievable” in court as he discussed whether or not he would set bail for 17-year-old Destiney Thompson, 17-year-old Delencia Williams, 18-year-old Rodneisha Patterson and 22-year-old Travonshay Mills.
Gonzales Police used video of the fight that was posted to social media to identify the girls and women as suspects after the fight erupted last Wednesday night in the football stadium at East Ascension High. Two people were initially taken into custody at the scene, but were later released after it was determined they were not the originators of the brawl.
All four individuals face misdemeanor simple battery and disturbing the peace charges for their involvement in the graduation ceremony skirmish.