Youngsville man in alleged Oct. fight charged

A Youngsville man faces numerous counts after an alleged Oct. 13 fight in Warren.

Derrick A. Shirley, 30, of Carriage Drive, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, three counts of harassment, and three of disorderly conduct.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers were initially dispatched to Fat Daddy’s, then told one participant could be found outside in a parking lot.

Police found Shirley outside. “Shirley had a laceration on the back of his head that was bleeding,” police said in the affidavit.

A witness, a family member of Shirley, according to police, reported that Shirley had been attacked, police said.

“I attempted to ask Shirley what had happened, but he was highly intoxicated,” police said. “He managed to tell me he had been jumped by three guys.”

After an alleged victim told police he had been stabbed in the hand by Shirley, police asked Shirley if he had a knife. “He originally said, no, then told me he had a knife that was black with camouflage,” police said.

The person who reported that Shirley stabbed him told police that he tackled Shirley after being stabbed. He also reported that Shirley had punched another person.

A witness told police that Shirley had punched her boyfriend in the back of the head, according to the affidavit. “A short time later, he came back out of the bar and punched (the man) a second time, knocking him unconscious.”

The witness said another person “got punched in the face by Shirley” and thereafter heard someone shout that they had been stabbed, according to police.

Police found a black and camouflage folding knife in a garbage can. Police said security camera footage showed the knife had been placed there by Shirley’s family member.

A second knife, also matching the description, was found in a nearby sewer drain.

Police said Shirley was interviewed the next day, waived his Miranda rights, and could “remember very little of the fight. He stated that the black knife in the sewer drain and the knife in the trash were not his. Shirley told me that he had a neon green knife with him earlier in the night.”

Shirley’s family member said he saw Shirley punch two people. “He also admitted to throwing a knife in the trash can, but states it did not belong to Shirley,” according to the affidavit. He “said his fiance took a neon green knife from Shirley after the fight.”

During a follow-up interview, police spoke with the second person allegedly punched by Shirley, who reported that she had a fractured jaw and a contusion on the right side of her head, according to police.


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