It was sagging pants, not falling prices, at Statesboro’s Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Wednesday night that caused two men to fight.
Both were arrested, and one was taken to the hospital, said Statesboro police Public Information Specialist Madison Bridges.
Around 7:30 p.m., Joel Daniel Blevins, of University Place Apartments, was inside the store when he apparently noticed Treshon Lemik Renrick’s attire — “sagging” pants — and “asked him to pull up his pants because there were kids around,” Bridges said.
This apparently made Renrick, of Lanier Drive, angry, and a verbal argument ensued. Store personnel asked Renrick to leave, but he did not, continuing to yell and curse, she said.
The dispute swiftly turned physical as the two men started to fight, moving as they fought toward the store exit, then outside.
Witnesses at the scene said police arrived swiftly, and one of the suspects fled but was soon apprehended. Bridges did not immediately have information Thursday on which man fled.
Both Renrick, 20, and Blevins, 26, were assessed at the scene by EMS, and Renrick was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for further treatment, she said.
Both were charged with affray, and Renrick was also charged with disorderly conduct. They each were taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court hearings.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.