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Man Facing Charges After Beating Officer at Fayetteville IHOP
5 News-Fort Smith, AR ^ | 24 FEB 11 | Allison Woods

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: amish; asusualholderspeople; banglist; couragousrestraint; cw2; cwii; ericholderspeople; femalecops; holderspeople; keepingitreal; lazwouldhitit; lazwouldshootthem; thuglife; waroncops
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Headline should read: "Two, drunk, Amish males nearly beat the life out of a white, female Police Officer performing her duty".

Officer Tiffany Lindley

Video at link

Hiram Graham

Joemoe Graham

1 posted on 02/24/2011 9:37:32 AM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

What is it about pancakes and crime?


2 posted on 02/24/2011 9:41:50 AM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: DCBryan1

Twins?


4 posted on 02/24/2011 9:42:52 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DCBryan1

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....


5 posted on 02/24/2011 9:42:52 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: DCBryan1
Hope Officers Lindley and Moad (R) get some rest and a medal!

Officer Lindley

Officer Moad

6 posted on 02/24/2011 9:43:03 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

Doubt we will be seeing them on the street anytime soon.

Personally, I would have shot without hesitation, but thats just me.


7 posted on 02/24/2011 9:43:51 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: DCBryan1

Two prime Obama voters. Must have a long laundry list of priors.


8 posted on 02/24/2011 9:43:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Read 1 Cor 15: 1-4. Paul's gospel explained. Read it.)
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To: DCBryan1

This ain’t Arkansas, it’s Fayetteville...’nuf said, LOL.

(says the woman from the red part of Arkansas called Fort Smith)


9 posted on 02/24/2011 9:44:20 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (I'm not breaking down, I'm breaking out...last chance to lose control.--Muse 'Hysteria')
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To: DCBryan1
Once again, I am forced to admit that the Norwegian Motorcycle Gang has done an outstanding job on the makeup and costuming. Fooled you completely!

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!

10 posted on 02/24/2011 9:44:55 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (With a friend like Obama, a country needs no enemies.)
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To: DCBryan1

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.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 9:45:39 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: thefactor
I suppose this cop deserved this beating as well?

As well?

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.

12 posted on 02/24/2011 9:47:03 AM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: bill1952

Once a suspect starts going after your weapons, it is on. Give him your gun, bullets first.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 9:48:38 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: OldNewYork

no kidding ... IHOP and Dennys seem to bring out the worst in people these days.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:37 AM PST by eak3
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To: DCBryan1

IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:56 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: DCBryan1
The officer suffered an eight-inch gash to the top of her head.

In a physical confrontation she is alway going to lose. Why did they issue her a firearm, for decoration???

16 posted on 02/24/2011 9:51:19 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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Too bad these monkeys didn’t get double-tapped.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 9:51:47 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: DCBryan1

“Joemoe”?


18 posted on 02/24/2011 9:52:37 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Da Coyote
Arkansas Criminal Code for battery in the second degree in Arkansas

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.

19 posted on 02/24/2011 9:52:54 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: RichInOC
IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.

LOL! POST OF THE DAY!

20 posted on 02/24/2011 9:53:44 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1
Why did they send a policewoman to the site of an unruly man, especially a big one like this? This is political correctness taken to the sillieth power.
21 posted on 02/24/2011 9:54:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: RichInOC

LMAO!!!!

The only thing I’m guilty of when I leave IHOP is eating too much.


22 posted on 02/24/2011 9:55:04 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (I'm not breaking down, I'm breaking out...last chance to lose control.--Muse 'Hysteria')
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To: Maverick68
Too bad these monkeys didn’t get double-tapped.

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.

23 posted on 02/24/2011 9:55:37 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1
The officer took out her gun and threatened to shoot Hiram.
She sure has a hell of a lot more discipline than I do.
If that was me, I'd be radioing to the medical examiner's office to come pick up two bodies.
24 posted on 02/24/2011 9:55:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: thefactor

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.


25 posted on 02/24/2011 9:57:17 AM PST by 556x45
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To: eak3

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.


26 posted on 02/24/2011 9:57:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: DCBryan1

a female officer vs a drunk gorilla. What can go wrong?


27 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:18 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: DCBryan1

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.


28 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:34 AM PST by Reagan is King
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To: JennysCool
“Joemoe”?
LOL ... yeah, my reaction too.
Last summer, my wife was reading the birth announcements in the paper and noticed a set of twins named Winn and Dixie.
Amish, no doubt.
29 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:49 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Great escalation of force by officer. Too bad she didn't plug the guy. Like you, If the ASP was in the "swing" position, I would have emptied the magazine into the idiot.

Maybe President Obama will give her the "couragous restraint" medal since she didn't kill obvious Obama voters ;0 ??

30 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:14 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

**This ain’t Arkansas, it’s Fayetteville...**

I never lived in Arkansas, but I did live in Fayetteville.


31 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:39 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Egypt 2011 = Iran 1979)
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To: oh8eleven

That would be like Kro and Ger.


32 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: 556x45

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.


33 posted on 02/24/2011 10:00:35 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: DCBryan1

**”couragous restraint” medal**

Fuhrer Obama forgets that we already have a “courageous restraint medal” .. it’s called ... The PURPLE HEART!!


34 posted on 02/24/2011 10:01:47 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Egypt 2011 = Iran 1979)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bo and Hacks? Pub and Lix?


35 posted on 02/24/2011 10:03:11 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: thefactor

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...


36 posted on 02/24/2011 10:04:44 AM PST by 556x45
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To: RichInOC

“IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.”

For the suspects, it should have been:

IHOP. Come hungry. Leave dead.

Scumbags.


37 posted on 02/24/2011 10:07:22 AM PST by Levante
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In Pittsburgh it would have been “Giant and Eagle”. Or maybe “Shop ‘n Save”.


38 posted on 02/24/2011 10:07:39 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: RichInOC
IHOP. Come hungry. Leave guilty.

LOL!

39 posted on 02/24/2011 10:08:53 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: DCBryan1
Great escalation of force by officer.
From the story: "Police attempted to use a taser, but it didn't work properly .... (later) Police attempted to deploy another taser.

So there was more than one cop on scene, two tasers have failed, the perp is beating the officer senseless - and no one shoots the MFers?
Un-freakin-believable.
40 posted on 02/24/2011 10:09:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
One of them clocked another one over the head with a coffee pot so hard the pot burst.

Aren't those things plastic?

41 posted on 02/24/2011 10:16:25 AM PST by nina0113
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To: DCBryan1

No more IHOPs, Dennys, or Shoneys for me until these crime waves ends!


42 posted on 02/24/2011 10:18:28 AM PST by rawhide
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To: JennysCool

Moejoe....would have been cooler.


43 posted on 02/24/2011 10:20:02 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: nina0113

I thought they were glass vacuum bottles in plastic cases.


44 posted on 02/24/2011 10:23:33 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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Three in the morning. IHOP.

Oh, I don’t know.

May...be.....Al-co-haul?


45 posted on 02/24/2011 10:26:14 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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You look at those photo’s and the eye’s say no remorse, no fear...just F-U.


46 posted on 02/24/2011 10:26:56 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: DCBryan1

Some people are more equal then others.


47 posted on 02/24/2011 10:27:18 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: DCBryan1
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.


This is the danger when you have Police Officers not POLICEMEN

48 posted on 02/24/2011 10:29:19 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: DCBryan1

Joemoe?


49 posted on 02/24/2011 10:30:24 AM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: DCBryan1

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.


50 posted on 02/24/2011 10:32:30 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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