35 arrested, one shot post-graduation party

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Authorities said dozens of teenagers were arrested and one teen was shot after police broke up a Fairhope High School graduation party.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the teen who was shot was trying to get away from police when a nearby homeowner opened fire.

It happened near Mary Ann Beach Road Tuesday, May 20.

The host of the party, who didn’t want to be identified, said there were about 60 people at his house when Fairhope Police showed up and started arresting people for underage drinking.

“We were just partying me and my friend just went down the slide we had. We were sitting at the end about to get out and they (police) just walked right in and it was about 7:00 p.m. before we were hauled off and taken to jail,” the graduating senior said.

Deputies say some of the teens tried to run from police, including 19-year-old Christian Valenti, who was shot by a neighbor.

“Everyone heard the call of our friend being shot,” said the host of the party.

Deputies say Valenti was hit by more than 25 pellets from what appeared to be a shotgun.

“He has about ten stitches in his mouth and 32 pellets in his back,” the graduate said.

Valenti had been released from Thomas Hospital and is expected to be okay.

The sheriff’s office said no charges are being filed against the home owner at this time.

35 arrested

Fairhope police say 35 people were arrested including four juveniles.

The graduating senior’s father says he helped prepare the party for his son but was not home between noon and 7 p.m., when the party was going on.

“Everybody was staying the night and everyone who did leave had a sober driver,” the host said.

The Fairhope Police Department arrested and charged the following people:

  1. Tyler Robert Hunter, age 22, of Fairhope, charged with Complicity.
  2. Lindsay Kay Cassibry, age 22, of Fairhope, Complicity.
  3. Amelia Jane Horton, age 21, of Fairhope, Complicity.
  4. Taylor Fleming, age 22, of Fairhope, Complicity.
  5. Brooklin Jade Caudill, age 21, of Fairhope, Complicity.
  6. Dylan Joseph Brewer, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  7. Cole Nicholas Henseler, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Attempting to Elude an Officer.
  8. Jerrod Daniel Hathcock, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  9. Kolby Patrick Baas, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  10. David Tristan Irvin, age 18, of Ballground, GA, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  11. Jackson Richard Hice, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  12. Compton James Latture, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Giving False Identification to Law Enforcement.
  13. William Aaron Phillips, age 19, of Perdido, AL, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  14. Robert Daniel Meister, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  15. Josemaria Miguel Deleon Torralba, age 18, of Canton, GA, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  16. Wilson Lee Cassibry, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  17. Hunter Thomas Hemphill, age 20, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  18. David Crockett Stapleton, age 18, of Summerdale, AL, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  19. Evan Dale Horton, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  20. Landon Mark Lasseter, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Attempting to Elude an Officer.
  21. Zachary Harris Dunnam, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  22. Michael Austin Williams, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  23. Braeden Collier Delchamps, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  24. John William Howard, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  25. Caden Bozeman, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  26. Zachary Taylor Chatham, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  27. Alexis Nicole Charles, age 19, of Davie, FL, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  28. Taylor Blair Marston, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  29. Jessica Ashton Caudill, age 19, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  30. Heath Clayton Pitman, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  31. Davis Jordan Snellgrove, age 18, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Attempting to Elude an Officer.
  32. A female juvenile, age 17, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  33. A female juvenile, age 17, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  34. A female juvenile, age 17, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
  35. A female juvenile, age 16, of Fairhope, Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
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