1 arrested, 1 more wanted after Carowinds security guard assaulted by mob

A man accused of assaulting a security guard as part of a mob at Carowinds has been arrested, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies are still trying to track one more suspect down.ALSO READ: Carowinds’ Fury 325 ride reopens after support beam crackNoah Calvin Rich IV was taken into custody Friday, deputies said around noon.

They are still looking for D’Laysia Kanizee Watson.

Both were wanted for assault and battery by a mob.The charges are connected to an incident at Carowinds on Monday.

The two are accused of being part of a mob that attached a security guard.UPDATE: Noah Calvin Rich IV has been taken into custody.

We are still seeking information on locating D’Laysia Watson.

#YCSONews #CrimeStoppers— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) August 11, 2023Deputies said it all started when someone tried to get on the Intimidator roller coaster with no shirt.

When employees asked him to leave the ride, they said he became irate.Deputies said the situation escalated and a security guard eventually tried to escort the man, Dejon Watson, out of the park.

But they said a group of Watson’s friends and family members surrounded the security guard and some attacked him.Investigators said at one point, the security guard was knocked to the ground and kicked and punched by that group of people.Deputies eventually arrested Dejon Watson and a 17-year-old.

Noah Rich was arrested Friday, but they are still searching for D’Laysia Watson.Carowinds released a statement Thursday that read, in part; “Carowinds upholds a zero-tolerance policy towards any conduct that jeopardizes our guests’ and associates’ safety and well-being.

We take such incidents seriously and are committed to ensuring that Carowinds remains a safe and enjoyable environment.”The park has worked recently to overcome violence by young people there by implementing a chaperone policy this spring.This is a developing story.

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