A Baxley couple has recently been arrested and put on trial for the assault of a woman and her daughter inside the family-owned Qwik Chik restaurant. The couple was found guilty of aggravated battery and cruelty to children.
Qwik Chik Argument Takes a Turn for the Worse
According to the court documents, in mid-June 2017, 28-year-old Latasha Denise Smith and 45-year-old Nathaniel Smith entered the family-owned Qwik Chik restaurant with the intent of having a meal.
Shortly after the waitress served their food, the Baxley couple began arguing over the food. Latasha Smith, apparently enraged by her food going cold, called on the diner’s owner, Jeanette Morris. Latasha told Jeannette that the waitress served them cold food, but the woman denied Smith’s allegation.
In the heat of the argument between the two women, Latasha rose from the table and punched the restaurant’s owner in the face. Subsequently, Nathaniel Smith, the woman’s husband, went towards Jeanette’s 15-year-old daughter and hit her in the face.
According to eyewitness accounts, the man punched the girl so hard that it slammed her against the diner’s wall. Jeannette called the authorities who arrested the Baxley couple. Both of them were charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.
During the recent trial, the Baxley couple was found guilty of both charges and were both sentenced to prison. For assaulting the Qwik Chik restaurant’s owner, Latasha Denise was sentenced to two years in prison with a 7-year probation period.
Subsequently, Nathaniel Smith, her husband, was sentenced to 8 years in prison with a 7-year probation period. Both victims were present during the Baxley couple’s trial.
After the incident which took place at the diner, both victims required medical assistance. The Baxley couple is also required to pay the victims $4,000.
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