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Officers hurt outside chicken plant after traffic stop leads to large fight

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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- Two police officers are recovering after a traffic stop got out of hand Wednesday evening in Prince George County. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Chudoba Parkway, in the parking lot of the Purdue Processing Plant, when police pulled over a car for speeding.

Officials said as police tried arresting a woman for driving with a suspended license, between 75 to 100 workers were leaving the Perdue plant. The workers' presence, coupled with the arrest, caused a commotion and a fight broke out, Prince George Police Captain Brian Kei said.

"Officers encountered two individuals separately who were interfering with the officer’s investigation and were subsequently arrested," Kei said.

Tia Prosise, 22, of Petersburg, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. Steven Kitchen, 44, of Dinwiddie County, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Drunk in Public.

Both Prosise and Kitchen are being held in the Riverside Regional Jail.

Two officers suffered minor injuries and no one was seriously hurt.

Virginia State Police and Petersburg were dispatched to help with crowd control.


  • wiseman

    Wow a female and one man hurt two officers. They need more training. They should have call for backup. Maybe they thought their coworkers would laugh at them. Hmmm one little female and one little man.

  • Literacy

    What part of 75-100 workers, crowd,or commotion did you miss? If you use your brain a little, you would have answered your own questions by reading.

    • unknown

      All of this is bull..Rwally 75-100 ppl…It was dayshift getting off n night shift coming in when all of this unnecessary stuff hapeb on private property

  • Timmy McFadden

    I’m not surprised. From what I can tell, most of the women around here are bigger and heavier than the men. They are also more bellicose, violent, and filled with a sense of self-entitlement. Oh wait a minute, that’s every woman in the good ol’ U.S.A. I feel sorry for my son. He’s single. If he ever gets scammed into getting married, I hope she’s from another country. Foreign women embrace their femininity. American women are basically men who get alimony and child support.

    • Paula

      Your son probably is a whimp anyway. Why don’t you let him marry who he want and tell him real men don’t put their hands on a lady and he wouldn’t have to worry about them defending themselves.

  • mr truthe

    This a onesided story why you choke slam a lady trying ti go home from a long day at work and she didnt weigh but 125 pounds WOW!!!and if you pull a person over in the parking lot why you 75 yards away bothering ppl going to work

    • Tiredofthehype

      I believe if you read the article the “lady” was driving on a suspended license. How did she get to and from work? If she cooperated with the police I am sure the matter would not have escalated to the point that you alledge to have happened. I for one applaud the police department’s efforts at maintaining order in an atmosphere of hate and hype. The situation could have turned out much worse. I wonder how many people would continue to do the job they are sworn to do with 100 or 50 or even 20 people spewing vitriolic rhetoric and hate at you and you have to turn your back on them. The police apprehend people on private property all the time it is not a game where you are “safe” because you beat them to a certain place. Police are sworn to uphold the laws….if they had let them go it would have been a dereliction of duty.

    • Primates

      The police weren’t bothering anyone, all of the animals surrounded the police officer as he was making the arrest. Oh yea they were failing pee tests left and right yesterday. Might not be any Perdue chicken in stores for awhile.

  • 143almostthere

    People who criticize the Police can’t fathom how dangerous it is to put a person regardless of their gender size or stature in custody when they resist arrest. Add to it the fact an Angry mob is interfering in the process which makes it a deadly situation due to the fact that cops are armed and may at anytime have their weapons taken from them as they take the so called “Lady” into custody. It is never about losing a fight for the Police it’s about taking them into custody. I commend the Officers for showing great restraint and proper training because they very well could have justified leaving bullet riddled bodies for those that made their dangerous job more dangerous than it had to be. Good Job Officers and I pray for your health and know that not all people have bad feelings towards you.

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