Two Suspects in Montgomery Riverfront Boat Attack Plead Guilty, Receive Sentences

Two Suspects in Montgomery Riverfront Boat Attack Plead Guilty, Receive Sentences

Two of the five suspects involved in the viral August 5 riverfront boat attack in Montgomery, Alabama, have pleaded guilty in court. Mary Todd, one of the defendants, pleaded guilty to harassment and has been ordered to attend anger management classes as part of her sentence. Richard Roberts, another defendant, pleaded guilty to two assault charges and received a four-month suspended sentence. He will serve his sentence on weekends in Perry County starting from November 4. Roberts must also complete 100 hours of community service and pay court costs.

The cases of Allen Todd and Zachary Shipman, two other defendants, have been postponed until November 16 as they were unable to reach an agreement with prosecutors. Reggie Ray, the only Black defendant, is scheduled to have his hearing on the same date. Allen Todd, Zachary Shipman, and Reggie Ray face charges of third-degree assault, while Ray is additionally charged with disorderly conduct.

During his guilty plea, Richard Roberts expressed remorse to the victims, Damien Pickett and Daniel Moore. Ray’s attorney, Lee Merritt, stated that Ray was “roped into” the fight by a “white mob” and was involuntarily involved in the disorderly conduct. Merritt added that Ray will cooperate with the ongoing investigation and provide information about his limited role in the brawl.

 

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