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      APD: 4 arrested after police, firefighters assaulted with fireworks
      by WLOS Staff

      Thursday, July 5th 2018

      From left to right: Angela Nichole Marko, James Lee Dontae, Jonathan Andrew Mejia, Giovannia Alexis Mejia (Photo credit: Asheville Police Department)

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      ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Four people were arrested after police say firefighters and officers were assaulted with fireworks on Wednesday night.

      Christina Hallingse, with Asheville Police Department, says police responded to Pisgah View Apartments just before 10:45 p.m. on the Fourth of July to help firefighters, who reported they were being assaulted with “pyrotechnic mortars and Roman candles.”

      Justin Hinton
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      British McClure was inside when she said someone lit a firecracker at her window. She had to put it out herself bc firefighters couldn’t get to her. pic.twitter.com/dNqIxB4Bxo
      Justin Hinton
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      This bush was also destroyed as part of the firecrackers last night at Pisgah View Apartments @WLOS_13 pic.twitter.com/vekT5541Rl

      12:19 PM – Jul 5, 2018

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      Hallingse said, once officers arrived, they were assaulted with the same fireworks.

      Police say pepper balls were deployed to disperse the crowd.

      Officials with the Asheville Fire Department say they were initially responding to a call about a firecracker through a window at the apartment complex.

      Resident British McClure said she was inside her home when someone lit a firecracker at her window, leaving scorch marks on the ceiling and burn holes in window curtains.

      Justin Hinton
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      · 5 Jul

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      The @AshevilleFD says the initial call for firefighters was a firecracker that went through a window; the person inside was able to put it out without injury @WLOS_13
      Justin Hinton
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      British McClure was inside when she said someone lit a firecracker at her window. She had to put it out herself bc firefighters couldn’t get to her. pic.twitter.com/dNqIxB4Bxo

      12:09 PM – Jul 5, 2018

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      There were no reports of injuries, but police say several city vehicles were damaged.

      Justin Hinton
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      Here are a couple of photos from @AshevilleFD of the damaged fire truck when firefighters say they were attacked with fire crackers while responding to a call; no one was injured. @WLOS_13

      11:31 AM – Jul 5, 2018

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      Angela Nichole Marko, 34, James Lee Dontae, 19, Jonathan Andrew Mejia, 19, and Giovannia Alexis Mejia, 19, were arrested in the incident and charged with the following:

      Marko: Assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, resisting public officers
      Dontae: Resisting public officers, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce
      Jonathan Mejia: Resisting public officers
      Giovannia Mejia: Resisting public officers
      Hallingse says the incident is under review by the Asheville Police Department.

      "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,it is about learning to Dance in the Rain"

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      You would think these kids would have something better to do !

      This happen here where i live July 4.

      "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,it is about learning to Dance in the Rain"

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      Those kids really had some balls to pull that! That is terrible!

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      These are the jokers’ pics

      From left to right: Angela Nichole Marko, James Lee Dontae, Jonathan Andrew Mejia, Giovannia Alexis Mejia (Photo credit: Asheville Police Department)

      British McClure was inside when she said someone lit a firecracker at her window. She had to put it out herself bc firefighters couldn’t get to her.

       

      This bush was also destroyed as part of the firecrackers last night at Pisgah View Apartments

       

      Here are a couple of photos from @AshevilleFD of the damaged fire truck when firefighters say they were attacked with fire crackers while responding to a call; no one was injured. @WLOS_13

       

       

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