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.
beating up a woman cop.....what big men they are...
'Next! Bring up that wheelchair recruit!"
Gee, I hope I didn't hurt her. I'm so very very sorry! I don't know what got into me! This is so unlike me. These are trained wonderful law enforcement officers and they deserve nothing but respect!
|I am filled with nothing but remorse and shame! Officers of the law are our friends, and for me to injure this officer HORRIFIES me in retrospect. Please, tell the families how sorry I am!|
I was being VERY sarcastic....sorry I didn’t /s it.
He doesn’t care. Really. He’s just moving from one part of tax supported, the welfare system to the other.
Because, in theory, a policewoman is supposed to be as physically qualified for the job as a male officer; and as such, receives equal pay.
Just another excuse to put a brother in jail.
No, but see what happens when you have women trying to do men's jobs?
Switch to Golden Corral. Most of the patrons there are too fat or heart-diseased to fight.
What is attempted capital murder if there is no murder?? Where does the "capital" come into play? Aggravated assault? Sure. Attempted murder? Sure. But surely they will not try to pin capital charges on these oafs when no murder took place.
Or is this just your typical, lazy reporter?
They look pretty well fed. (Probably gov. cheese, milk and butter.)
Along those lines, I go into some people’s offices and the walls are just plastered with cheap wood, with thin varnish plaques, cheaply framed award photos. You would think they were one of Patton’s Colonels or something.
I figure the more the plaques, either the more insecure the person is, or the more their worthless job needs all those glorified Att’a Boys. You can measure them. Are they a one wall guy, two wall guy or three wall guy.
NOT a lazy reporter. Attempted capital murder is a significant step towards committing a crime. Had the two brothers DISCUSSED the murder of cop (Hey Joemoe, you grab the male, Ill take care of the female), that would constitute a CONSPIRACY to commit Capital Murder if they hadn't followed through.
ATTEMPTED Capital Murder is the correct charge since it was a force of violence, indifferent to the value of human life, and that it was a law enforcement officer in commission of her lawful duty.
Hope that helps.
Snicker...you forgot the “Awl Lawdy! Save me!”
Throw in two or thee cases of malt liquor, two or three bottle of Henny every week and ten hours a day of PlayStation and you got some well marbleized fat muscle there. Now they'll get to lay around a tax payer supported prison for the next few years.
Bring back whippings and let them go.
"Man Facing Charges After Beating Off..."
I suspect that is why you are getting such heavy traffic.
LOL...so THAT is why Lazamataz showed up here!
Piggly and Wiggly
Me, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Wesson.
Looks like three to me.
Seriously, though, I think these officers deserve very prominent commendation for being willing to pay the price of a beating in order to extend mercy to a pair of belligerent drunks. When the tasers failed to subdue, they could have made the next escalation to deadly force, and saved themselves the drubbing, but they exercised what is, in my view, uncommon restraint.
Those two overweight muscle heads owe these officers their freakin' miserable lives, this morning, and had damned well better show a boatload of gratitude for it. I don't expect it out of them, but the demands of propriety stand, nonetheless.
And another thing...
...you can put this incident in the front of your mental file drawer and shove it right up in the face of the next schmuck who starts railing about how there's never justice when white cops meet up with a black guy. You can point out, "Yeah, you're right. The perps certainly got no justice in this case; they got mercy, instead. Justice would have seen those two meatballs dead. Now, what was that you were saying about how a black man always gets a raw deal when he don't get justice??"
You truly believe that they voted?
Is “Amish” a pseudonym for the n-word?
While this does not exonerate those thugs from beating up the lady, common sense should tell you that there was no WAY she and her partner could have taken them in a physical altercation.
This stinks just like the Bryan Nichols case, which happened here in Atlanta.
PC is costing us both the war and domestic peace at home and the sooner we know and accept the reality the better it will be for all of us.
Type in Lazamataz
You are the 3rd one! "Too old". ROFLMAO!
Joemoe Kenyarty Graham, no less.
They don’t call it Fayettenam for nothing!
The eyes say ‘not very bright’ to me.
These guys look pretty brawny.
It’s unlikely that the average woman, even ones highly trained as these police officers undoubtedly were, are going to be able to cuff them unless the brawny guys allow themselves to be cuffed.
Sometimes it’s nice to be P.C., sometimes it sucks.
Hope the police officer recovers with no permanent damage.
Political correctness leading us to CW2?
My thoughts too. Coppettes are fine but should not be dispatched on a D&D call. Too often this story happens. She should have backed off and threw down a lot sooner. as the story goes that will usually work.
I will close comment before I make a comment that might be called racists
Of course I believe they voted. They had all the qualifications. They were probably felons, thus eligible to vote under current dimocrat rules. They both look like thugs, thus eligible to vote under Chicago gang land thug Obama rules; sure, they voted! Free stuff GETS YOU TO VOTE!!! Just ask any dimocrat!!! :-)
We were supposed to be taxed for fine schools, and ripping down shacks for public housing and then in a generation a lot of ‘problems’ would be solved.
Well, the money is gone, the debts are piled higher and the social problems are worse.
The hole is deeper and we’re broke.
I am sooo impressed!! 16 pages of images come up instantly - he’s web wide! LOL!!!
OR The Cloward-Piven strategy is REAL and they WANT the total collapse of society to remake it in THEIR image...remember its only paranoia if they are NOT out to get you...
Wholly Truth, Batman! My cousin and I went to a Golden Corral in Dickson City, PA (next to Scranton.) This 450 lb narwhal, and his almost-as-corpulent wife come in. He's sporting an oxygen tank, dirty sweats, a ratty t-shirt, and his gut and company is hanging over his waistband. His wife had more rolls than the Stroehmann's bread truck. I watched what they selected on the food line. I immediately became squeamish, as did my cousin, and we could no longer consume food. That place is perfect for someone wishing to go on a diet. Just watch the other feral pigs at the trough, and you won't want to eat for days!!!!
Yes... they're nerds. :-)
Local sheriff’s deputy deployed his dog under a porch looking for a fleeing suspect. The suspect kicked the dog in the jaw so the deputy called back the dog and shot the guy with a Taser. Unfortunately, for the perp, one of the taser darts hit him in the testicle, which made for an extremely effective electrical contact.
Would you like some pancakes with that sarcasm?
Please don’t get me started about politically-correct five- foot, 105 pound female police officers...
Actually, I’m surprised the venue wasn’t a Waffle House.
“...IHOP and Dennys seem to bring out the worst in people these days.”
Maybe the worst people go to IHOP and Dennys? And let’s not forget the Waffle House...
I can see the glass inside breaking, but the actual plastic case?
Sometimes employers hand those out instead of giving actual money raises, and then they get all miffed if you don't display the damn things.
“Amish” used where the ethnicity of the perp is obvious but it’s politically incorrect to say so. Not just n-word, m-word or Moose in some other contexts.
I hate false enthusiasm.
A lot of jobs are boring, suck for marginal companies that don’t pay much. It’s better when everyone just admits their company is barely hanging on, and we all couldn’t get a better job.
Yes. I often kind of feel sorry for the ‘employee of the month’ thing I see in fast food, Wal Mart places. I know a bar that has one up as a joke and has the same picture of the same bartender that got fired five year ago