District attorney receives SBI report on Waffle House arrest

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District Attorney Ernie Lee announced his office has received the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s report regarding the controversial arrest of a teen at a Waffle House in Warsaw.

Lee said the report is substantial in length, and there are numerous videos he expects to see as well. 

He said he will review the report, videos and any other evidence along with assistant District Attorney Arneatha Gillis.

Lee said the District Attorney’s Office will ” make and announce any decisions after thoroughly reviewing the evidence and consulting with the SBI.”

Police responded to the Waffle House in Warsaw on May 4 around 11:27 p.m. to the report of a fight in process.

In a video that soon went viral, Officer Frank Moss appears to choke 22-year-old Anthony Wall, of Fayetteville, who is dressed in a tuxedo and has just taken his sister to the prom. 

Anthony Wall, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct in public and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.

A second video shows what happened before the officer arrived, in which Wall and his sister yelled profanities at employees.

Those inside told Nine On Your Side Wall was acting belligerent and would not stop.

But Benjamin Crump, Wall’s lawyer, described how he said things started between Wall and the Waffle House employee.

Crump said the employee “told Anthony Wall, his little sister and others in his party ‘Why are y’all sitting at this nasty table, with your nasty ***. Finish out the statement. That was the first statement that he makes to these young people.”

Officer Moss arrived to the scene, and those inside said he offered Wall the chance to just leave and walk away.

But they say Wall refused, so the officer restrained him.

Wall is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. 

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