Police: Man arrested after assaulting officer, inciting two other women to fight
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Charlottesville Police Department says three people have been arrested after a disturbance near the downtown mall in Charlottesville Thursday.
Police said around 1:30 p.m. officers responded to W. Main Street for a report of a disorder involving about 12 people "ready to fight."
Once officers arrived on the scene, they said two women were fighting with several other men inciting the fight.
Police said one officer pulled the two women apart and one woman, identified as Ashlee Taylor tried to leave the area with one of the men on the scene, identified as Donnas Chambers.
The officer attempted to arrest Taylor, but police said Chambers grabbed her and tried to take her from the area.
Chambers didn't let go of Taylor, even after police told him to, but the officer was able to get Taylor away from him, and then Chambers became violent toward the officer, according to police.
The officer then told Chambers he was under arrest, but Chambers resisted and assaulted the officer, causing his body worn camera to be knocked to the ground.
At this time, police said several more officers arrived on the scene and were able to help in arresting Chambers.
The two women involved in the original fight were also arrested.
Donnas Staton Chambers, 26, is charged with disorderly conduct, assault on a law enforcement officer, and obstruction of justice.
Ashley Natasha Zimmerman, 26, is charged with disorderly conduct and was released on an unsecured bond.
Ashlee Michelle Taylor, 26, is charged with disorderly conduct.