Four people have been charged with inciting a riot at a graduation celebration in Red Bank in Sunday.
Red Bank Police Chief Robert Simpson said bottles were thrown at police during the incident at 2 a.m. at the Gallery located at 3918 Dayton Blvd.
He said, "Upon arriving, Red Bank Police officers observed 15 to 20 people physically pushing and pulling the onsite security staff. Red Bank Police officers, in an attempt to gain control of the escalating situation, asked the crowd of over 150 people to leave.
"Although several people left, a large number of the attendees refused to leave with some throwing bottles at the police officers. A group of attendees began provoking others to confront police officers and another individual attempted to help an arrested woman escape by trying to open the back door of a police vehicle.
"Red Bank Police officers enlisted the help of additional police departments to assist with calming the situation and diffusing the disorderly crowd. Officers on the scene were forced to use pepper spray to defend themselves."
Four adults were arrested on criminal charges and are set to appear in Red Bank City Court.
Roderick Allen Deberry, 23, of 1515 Bennett Ave.
Harper, 21, 1819 Rankin St.
Niko Milan Dabney, 20, of Memphis
Tacara Martrice Deberry, 20, of Memphis