Mama & Granddaddy Charged with Contributing to Delinquency


Clinton Public Safety Office Thomas Scott Peay dispatched to the YMCA at 6:05 Monday evening on a fight in progress call. A large number of people had gathered in front of the Y, and one female was on the ground with injuries reportedly received from breaking up a fight between two female juveniles. EMS was on the way for that person. Officer Peay reportedly found a 15-year-old female sitting inside an SUV with her grandfather standing outside. She had allegedly gotten her mother and grandfather to drive her to the Y to fight another juvenile female who had reportedly been talking with her new boyfriend. She was charged under juvenile statues with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree. The other juvenile female was found inside the Y with injuries to her face.

   Officer Peay also heard reports that the mother and grandfather of the 15-year-old female had driven her to the Y to fight the other female juvenile. When the victim had pushed subject 1 off of her, they reportedly assisted in putting her back on the ground for the continued assault. Witnesses who gathered on the scene reportedly pulled the adults away from the assault while other witnesses separated the two juveniles.

  In addition to the charges on the 15-year-old juvenile, Clinton Public Safety arrested her mother and grandfather, as well.

   40-year-old Gina Denise Wright of 107 Beauregard Street, Clinton and 63-year-old Gene Brock Richardson of #18 Tallwood Homes, Clinton were both jailed on charges of

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Assault and Battery 3rd Degree. Warrants accused them of taking their daughter/granddaughter to the YMCA Monday in order for the 15-year-old juvenile to fight with another girl. Gina Wright then allegedly assaulted the other juvenile by helping her juvenile daugher fight the victim. Wright further allegedly held the victim to the ground while her daughter struck the victim several times in the face and body at 100 YMCA Drive. Gene Richardson also allegedly held the juvenile victim to the ground while his granddaughter struck the victim several times in the face with a closed fist.

  Gina Denise Wright and Gene Brock Richardson were released from Clinton City Jail yesterday after the posting of cash or surety bonds for each totaling $10,000 on the two charges. The 15-year-old female was released to the custody of a grandmother who had reportedly refused her request to take her to the Y for the fight.