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BMPD seek to question man after May Day celebration gone bad


Bay Minette police said they want to question Steven Brown in connection with an incident during the May Day celebration in the Douglasville community there.

Thursday, Bay Minette Police Department issued felony warrants for another man, Steven Barnes, in connection with the incident, but they determined he wasn't involved after questioning.

Bay Minette Police Chief Clarence Crook said hundreds of people participated in the annual May Day celebration and many were drinking. 

He said crowds of people were in the streets and officers were in the area when various complaints started coming in. Footage released Monday, May 4, 2015 showed the loud, crowded scene early in the evening when officers tried to calm the crowd down. As night fell, he said things escalated and more complaints came in about the same individual.

Crook said the May Day celebration began at the Douglasville Park and school, but has since spread throughout the community. When asked how this incident would affect future May Day celebrations in Douglasville, he said he's going to look to citizens within the community to keep things in hand.

“I think responsible people that want the right thing done would come forward and try to encourage people in the future that's having these events in their yards to stop having them on their property and just have them in the proper places,” he said.

If you have any information regarding this case, you are asked to contact Bay Minette Police. 

Stay tuned to FOX10 News for more updates as this case continues to develop.

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