Two convicted of disorderly conduct in Canfield Fair fight

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CANFIELD — Two Youngstown women involved in a large fight Sept. 3 at the Canfield Fairgrounds were found guilty of disorderly conduct and as part of their sentence are required to write letters of apology.

Diamone Boykin, 18, and Jalynn Boykin, 19, both of Youngstown, initially were each charged with one count of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

Judge Molly Johnson of Mahoning County Court on Friday found both of them guilty of disorderly conduct, which was reduced from the resisting arrest charge, and dismissed the initial disorderly conduct charges as part of a plea agreement.

They each were sentenced to 30 days in the county jail with 20 of those days suspended and the other 10 days converted to community service.

Each also was put on probation for two years, fined $50 with $71 in court costs, banned from going to the fairgrounds during their probation and ordered to write letters of apology to the Canfield Fair board, fair police, Canfield police and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office.

Antwanett Jones, 19, of Conyers, Ga., who also was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in the Canfield Fair fight, was offered a similar plea agreement, according to a court filing. She is next scheduled to appear in court 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

Seven teenagers also were arrested as a result of the Sept. 3 fight that occurred during the fair.

The violence appeared to occur on the south side of the fairgrounds with shots fired near Gate C by the horse barns. Bullet holes were found in two cars parked at the fairgrounds.

There were no injuries.

The fight started among four females in front of the Beast ride near Milton Drive around 9:30 p.m., according to a sheriff’s report. Officers tried to break up the fight and used pepper spray, but were unsuccessful in stopping it.

As the violence escalated, as many as 100 people were involved, with 10 arrested.

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