Two black women attacked by 71-year-old white woman at Georgia restaurant revealed as Army captains
The servicewomen, 27-year-old Capt. Treasure Sharpe and 34-year-old Capt. Stephanie Mitchell, were confronted by the woman and her son over parking issues
The two black female soldiers, who were the victims of a racist attack last week in a Georgia restaurant, have been identified. They are captains in the United States Army Reserve, according to reports.
The servicewomen, 27-year-old Capt. Treasure Sharpe and 34-year-old Capt. Stephanie Mitchell, were confronted by a man identified as Robbie Tucker after they parked at a Cheddar's in Macon, Georgia on April 14.
Tucker, reportedly, came to the women inside the fast food outlet and yelled at them, saying: "Learn how to park!"
He also called them "gay black b******" while adding that the soldiers' car was in his way when he and his mother, 71-year-old Judy Tucker, tried to park.
The incident escalated when Sharpe attempted to record the verbal abuse on her phone and Tucker's mother lunged at her and hit her in the face. The incident was captured in a video clip by another patron in the eatery, according to reports.
Judy was detained shortly after the incident. The police report stated that Judy came at Sharpe with "with rage and force...swinging at [her] and striking her in the face," according to the Daily Mail.
The officers, after reviewing the videos taken by witnesses, concluded that Judy was the "primary aggressor" in the incident, she was then arrested on charges of battery.
Sharpe, in the video, can also be heard yelling at Tucker, saying that she is pregnant, while Tucker's son responds to her statement, saying: "Oh really? By her," referring to Captain Mitchell.
The 71-year-old woman reportedly told the arresting officer that the fight was started "because she was white and it was a race issue," blaming the entire incident on the soldiers.
She also admitted to hitting one of the women and claimed that she hit her only because "they hurt her hand." She was reportedly referring to the moment when Mitchell attempted to try to hold her back from Sharpe when she was lunging at her.
Judy was later released after posting a $650 bond, according to reports.
The arresting officer, reportedly said, that he did not find any evidence which suggested that Sharpe and Mitchell had done anything wrong.
The police report read: "With all of the lunging and slapping happening, it was never shown through cell phone video that Mrs. Mitchell or Mrs. Sharpe did anything wrong. In fact, Mrs. Mitchell tried, without fail, to stop the attack on Mrs. Sharpe."
The United States Army Reserve Command's media relations released a statement saying that they are aware of the incident and they will continue to work on the case.
Media relations' deputy chief Captain Chad Nixon, said: "We are aware of an incident that occurred over the weekend involving two of our Soldiers in Macon, GA. Army Reserve Soldiers, families and civilians are our most valuable resource. Health, welfare, and safety is always at the forefront of our minds with all we do. This incident is the subject of an ongoing police investigation and it is improper for us to comment on the outcome. We will continue to review the information related to this case as it becomes available."
Mitchell has served in the US Army since 2001 while Sharpe has served since 2008. Both the women are captains in the reserve, according to reports.