Nine charged in bolingbrook gas station brawl _ the herald-news

Lt. Carter Larry said employees called police at 6:41 p. m. when the melee started at Speedway, 499 W. Boughton Road.

“The subjects fighting were using crowbars and using vehicles as weapons trying to run each other over,” Larry said. “Upon arriving on scene … police could see subjects swinging signs, crowbars, pieces of wood and anything else they could get their hands on.”

Larry said some of the combatants ran to their cars when they noticed officers’ arrival and others tried to flee on foot. Demetrius D. Rogers, 21, and Menna A. Boyd, 26, were stopped in a dark-colored SUV by patrol officers on a nearby street and Elton C. Dorsey, 20, walked back to the gas station after fleeing in a silver SUV, Larry said. Seven other people were stopped in the parking lot.

Larry said the brawl resulted from “an ongoing dispute amongst several individuals that were arrested [that] came to a head [Tuesday] night at Speedway.”

Speedway employees told police that signs and wood that was for sale were damaged by the suspects and a woman reported her car was damaged by a crowbar, according to Larry.

Boyd, 26, of the 200 block of Shady Lane; Dorsey, 20, of the 500 block of Blackhawk Lane; Deandre R. Fenner, 19, of the 200 block of Hadleigh Road; Quitman S. Johnson, 21, of the 500 block of White Oak Road; Marcus A. Keith, 19, of the 600 block of Rebecca Lane; Antwan McMahon, 19, of the 400 block of Salem Square; Moses Rogers, 20, of the 400 block of Sauk Lane and Frank L. Weatherspoon, 19, of the 200 block of Hickory Oaks Drive, were arrested and booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated battery in a public place, mob action, vandalism, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. All of the suspects are Bolingbrook residents.

Demetrius Rogers, who was also arrested on the same charges, has addresses listed in the 400 block of Sauk Lane and in the 1500 block of Georgia Court in Naperville. He was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant issued earlier Tuesday for unauthorized possession of a firearm by a felon, according to jail records. The Department of Corrections reports Demetrius Rogers has been on parole since August from a 2012 robbery conviction.

Larry said a “41-year-old mother” was also detained by police at the scene, but “could not be tied into the fight other than trying to break it up.”