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

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jul 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-31 09:16:56-04

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.

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