A fifth suspect has been charged in connection with the violent brawl that took place on the Montgomery riverfront. Reggie Gray, 42, surrendered to Montgomery Police on Friday, after being requested by the police chief to come forward for further questioning. Gray has been charged with disorderly conduct. He is currently being held in the Municipal Jail. Police have previously identified Gray as the individual seen in footage of the incident wielding a folding chair, which he used to strike several people on the dock.
Gray’s arrest followed the surrender of Mary Todd, 21, the day before. Todd has been charged with assault in the third degree. Prior to Todd and Gray, Richard Roberts, 48, Zachery Shipman, 25, and Allen Todd had also been charged for their alleged involvement in the fight on the dock.
The altercation began when the Harriott II riverboat attempted to park in its designated space but found a pontoon boat blocking its way. After trying multiple times to contact the pontoon boat owners through a PA system, senior deckhand Dameion Pickett approached them in person. This confrontation led to a sudden outbreak of chaos.
One of the individuals on the pontoon boat attacked Mr. Pickett, initiating a large-scale brawl on the dock. The exact details of what transpired during the fight remain under investigation.
As of Friday, police have stated that the investigation into the brawl is still ongoing. They are likely reviewing additional evidence and interviewing witnesses to gather a complete understanding of the events that unfolded on the Montgomery riverfront.