Cherokee High student faces several charges after brawl

Jeff Bobo • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Cherokee High School student was facing several charges Wednesday morning after allegedly getting into a fight with another student, head-butting a teacher who attempted to break up the fight, and then breaking a police car window after being arrested.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, CHS Student Resource Officer Renee Rogers responded to an altercation taking place in the school.

Upon her arrival, Rogers found Raven Blaze Poe, 18, 5308 Highway 11-W, Rogersville, being detained by several teachers, one of whom he’d allegedly head-butted during the scuffle.

Rogers stated in her report that she observed Poe “screaming and flailing his arms” while yelling obscenities and apparently threatening to kill the student he was fighting.

Rogers said it took several attempts for her to handcuff Poe. While she was escorting Poe to her patrol car, he allegedly resisted and continued yelling obscenities at her including threats to “f--- you up.”

Poe then allegedly refused to get into the back of the patrol car. Rogers stated in her report she “had to assist Mr. Poe into the car” — all the while Poe was reportedly stating, “I’m not getting into that (expletive) car.”

Rogers added, “Once in the back seat Mr. Poe began kicking the door and bent the door frame, and broke out the window of the cruiser on the passenger side.”

Poe was charged with disorderly conduct, assault on a school official, resisting arrest, and destruction of county property over $500.

He was released from the Hawkins County jail Wednesday evening and is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Oct. 17.

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