Three of the four men accused of beginning a fight inside a Red Lobster bonded out of jail Monday, while one man will appear in court.
Artrez Coppins, Edward Merritt, Tommie Mullins and Corey Turner were all arrested following a sour turn to Mother’s Day thanks to a brawl at a restaurant in Columbus on Sunday.
All but Merritt have bonded out of jail. Merritt will appear in recorder’s court at 2 p.m. in Columbus.
According to Lt. Miles of the Columbus Police Department, as one family was leaving the Red Lobster on 13th Street on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m., a group of males came in and jumped on one of the guys who was with the group leaving the restaurant. It is believed the group of males assaulted the victim because they believe he may be involved in the 2014 Gleason Avenue shooting that killed Robert Brooks.
The victim was holding a 14-month-old baby at the time of the assault, and the two men trying to save the baby from the melee were also assaulted.