Two Texas State students were arrested Aug. 21 in New Braunfels for disorderly conduct.
Shannon Winston, exploratory sophomore, and Luther Yamthe, accounting sophomore, were among 6 other people arrested for disorderly conduct Aug. 21, according to Comal County jail records.
The two were involved in a fight on a party bus stopped at a gas station in New Braunfels, according to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. The bus was on its way to San Marcos from San Antonio.
David Ferguson, communications coordinator for the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD), said a white charter bus pulled over in 4300 block of IH-35 South at a gas station called The Tote early Aug. 21 around 2:38 a.m. Officers arrived and found 15 to 20 people outside of the bus, he said.
“Once (NBPD) pulled up, those folks all kind of jumped back onto the bus,” Ferguson said and noted that extra officers were called to the scene.
Officers interviewed everyone possible, he said, and after conversations with at least 50 passengers, police determined that eight people had been involved in a fight and one other was publically intoxicated. Four broken windows were found on the bus and no one was transported to the hospital because injuries were minor, he said. Ferguson said no alchohol was found on the bus.
As for who and what started the fight, Ferguson said police were unable to pinpoint one person or a reason why. He said it remains unclear why the fight broke out or who started it.
“Whether you’re the instigator or not, if you’re involved in the fight and you’re actually fighting, you’re still committing disorderly conduct,” Ferguson said, explaining why eight people were arrested for disorderly conduct.
Shawn Oneychi, otherwise known as “Big Neechi” on social media, was also arrested for disorderly conduct. Oneychi was listed as an exercise and sports science junior at the university in February 2014. Oneychi is popular online with over 90,000 Twitter followers and a party promotion company called Endless Entertainment.
–Luther Yamthe. Courtesy of Comal County.
-Shannon Winston. Courtesy of Comal County.
The other five people arrested were from San Marcos, according to Comal County Jail Records.
Maddison Bushmann, 22, Jean-Claude Anthony Hindowa Meama-Kajue, 21, Doryen Benjamin Price, 19, Gabriel Shephard, 23 and Antwuan Wright, 20, were all arrested for disorderly conduct. Ashley Marie Knudsen, 20, of Conroe, was charged with public intoxication.
Winston, Yamthe and Oneychi each owe a $750 bond.
–Additional information was added to this story as updates became available after it was originally published.