Skip to comments.Man Facing Charges After Beating Officer at Fayetteville IHOP
Posted on 02/24/2011 9:37:28 AM PST by DCBryan1
Two Fayetteville police officers were injured after a fight at IHOP in Fayetteville.
Police said officers responded to the business before 3 a.m. Wednesday after employees called about an intoxicated customer.
Officers attempted to arrest Hiram Graham, 35, of Fayetteville. Officers applied one handcuff before Hiram yanked his arm away and tucked it into his torso. Police attempted to use a taser, but it didn't work properly.
Shortly after, Hiram's brother, Joemo Graham, 33, began a physical fight with an officer. Police attempted to deploy another taser.
Hiram was able to grab an officer's baton. According to police reports, Hiram struck an officer repeatedly on the head, spine, torso, and extremities. The officer suffered an eight-inch gash to the top of her head. She also had a cut on her lip and multiple bruises. Another officer received minor injuries during the incident.
A witness grabbed Hiram's arm, stopping him from hitting the officer. The officer took out her gun and threatened to shoot Hiram. At this point, police were able to arrest the Graham brothers.
Hiram is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated assault, battery 2nd degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Police say use of a police baton is considered lethal force when it's used to hit the head and spine.
Joemo is charged with battery 2nd degree and hindering apprehension. Hiram and Joemo were taken to the Washington County Detention Center.
The officer hit by the baton was taken to a local hospital. She had a large, open injury to her head, which required multiple staples to close. She also received stitches on her chin. The second officer was treated for cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Both officers were treated and released.
Officer Tiffany Lindley
What is it about pancakes and crime?
cant help it, this is the kind of stuff that causes folks to continue to use the N word....plain and simple...
had it been whites beating down and almost killing a black female officer, the usual crowd would have flown in with their special 52 pickup deck of Race Cards....
Doubt we will be seeing them on the street anytime soon.
Personally, I would have shot without hesitation, but thats just me.
Two prime Obama voters. Must have a long laundry list of priors.
This ain’t Arkansas, it’s Fayetteville...’nuf said, LOL.
(says the woman from the red part of Arkansas called Fort Smith)
I am telling you now, if the DEA does not stop the flow of mind-altering lutefisk to our shores, I cannot be responsible for the tragic consequences. One bite of this deadly drug and a meek and mild Norwegian optometrist can snap ...and goes a viking like Conan the Barbarian!
Kudos for the officers.
I really don’t give a smelly Obama what is done to the two perps...as long as they don’t like what is done.
I presume you are talking about the negative comments about police when they abuse their authority. Most people can and do base their approval on the actions of police officers and not their possession of a badge. A free republic sort of relies on that differentiation.
Once a suspect starts going after your weapons, it is on. Give him your gun, bullets first.
no kidding ... IHOP and Dennys seem to bring out the worst in people these days.
IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.
In a physical confrontation she is alway going to lose. Why did they issue her a firearm, for decoration???
Too bad these monkeys didn’t get double-tapped.
5-13-202. Battery in the second degree.
(a) A person commits battery in the second degree if:
(1) With the purpose of causing physical injury to another person, the person causes serious physical injury to any person;
(2) With the purpose of causing physical injury to another person, the person causes physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon other than a firearm;
(3) The person recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or
(4) The person knowingly, without legal justification, causes physical injury to a person he or she knows to be:
(A) (i) A law enforcement officer, firefighter, or employee of a correctional facility while the law enforcement officer, firefighter, code enforcement officer, or employee of a correctional facility is acting in the line of duty.
(B) A teacher or other school employee while acting in the course of employment;
(C) An individual sixty (60) years of age or older or twelve (12) years of age or younger;
(D) An officer or employee of the state while the officer or employee of the state is acting in the performance of his or her lawful duty;
(E) While performing medical treatment or emergency medical services or while in the course of other employment relating to his or her medical training:
(i) A physician;
(ii) A person licensed as emergency medical services personnel, as defined in ? 20-13-202;
(iii) A licensed or certified health care professional; or (iv) Any other health care provider; or
(F) An individual who is incompetent, as defined in ? 5-25-101. (b) Battery in the second degree is a Class D felony.
LOL! POST OF THE DAY!
The only thing I’m guilty of when I leave IHOP is eating too much.
Arkansas law is lenient for the LAWFUL use of deadly force when defending a 3rd party. A citizen would have been justified in plugging the guy as he beat her on the skull, however, could have put them in peril from the other Officer whom might have taken the act of a good Samaratain as a further attack on the officer.
I would have taken the shot if I were Off. Lindley.
Guess they slept thru the ‘How to make an arrest’ lesson. Oh well...nothing like a beating to get the lesson driven home. So sad too bad.
I saw a video a few weeks ago about some Amish women who got into a brawl at IHOP. One of them clocked another one over the head with a coffee pot so hard the pot burst.
a female officer vs a drunk gorilla. What can go wrong?
If the baton to the head is considered lethal force then I guess that makes it attempted murder of a police officer versus felony assault. That will buy you LOTS of time behind bars. See ya Hiram you worthless POS. Fayetteville is my new home so I’m glad I won’t be seeing you on my streets for a long time.
Maybe President Obama will give her the "couragous restraint" medal since she didn't kill obvious Obama voters ;0 ??
**This aint Arkansas, its Fayetteville...**
I never lived in Arkansas, but I did live in Fayetteville.
That would be like Kro and Ger.
What they slept through was the 3-1 ratio they should have had. Should have been minimum of 6 cops there unless there was some sort of immediate danger.
**”couragous restraint” medal**
Fuhrer Obama forgets that we already have a “courageous restraint medal” .. it’s called ... The PURPLE HEART!!
Bo and Hacks? Pub and Lix?
My point exactly. Instead of replying on training they decided ego would carry the day. What they found were 2 angry black guys ready and willing to fight added to over reliance on their toys = 2 beat to a pulp COPs. Some of life’s lesson have to be learned the hard way. So be it...
“IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.”
For the suspects, it should have been:
IHOP. Come hungry. Leave dead.
In Pittsburgh it would have been “Giant and Eagle”. Or maybe “Shop ‘n Save”.
Aren't those things plastic?
No more IHOPs, Dennys, or Shoneys for me until these crime waves ends!
Moejoe....would have been cooler.
I thought they were glass vacuum bottles in plastic cases.
Three in the morning. IHOP.
Oh, I don’t know.
You look at those photo’s and the eye’s say no remorse, no fear...just F-U.
Some people are more equal then others.
This is the danger when you have Police Officers not POLICEMEN
For a badly handled, common post bar brawl?
Only three medals were given out in the entire Revolutionary war. US Grant, from cashiered Captain to Five Star, no awards at all.
Back then the thing itself, your life itself, was considered the real reward. Now un educated, credentialed dolts think a trinket has some special meaning.