A former security officer says authorities in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will not take her statement after witnessing North Carolina Appellate Court Judge John Marsh Tyson’s attempt to hit Myah Warren on May 7, 2021.
Rhonda Shirley said she witnessed Judge Tyson recording protesters as he circled the Market House before aiming to hit Myah Warren, a local Fayetteville activist.
He was circling the market house and at the same time he was recording the protesters, Shirley said.
Shirley said Judge Tyson purposely drove on the “End Racism Now” and “Black Lives Matter” mural that circles the Market House, and on the second loop, he allegedly went straight for Warren and ended up on the sidewalk.
He looped around and went straight for Myah, literally, and ended up on the sidewalk Shirley said.
As a white woman, Shirley said she felt like she needed to stand up and report what she saw, and no one wants her statement because it incriminates Judge Tyson.
I have been to the police department twice to give my statement and even contacted the investigating detective, Pleze, numerous times and the call goes straight to voicemail, Shirley said. I have contacted the detective via email as well, and no one has contacted me back.
It sounds to me like officials in Fayetteville are trying to protect Judge Tyson and shut up any possible witnesses who have further incriminating evidence or statements against him.
Earlier this month, The North Carolina Beat spoke with Myah Warren, who told us that Judge Tyson knew who she was when he tried to hit her with his vehicle.
Judge Tyson was issued a criminal summons for assault with a deadly weapon, and he is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2021.