SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — Chikesia Clemons, the woman at the center of the Saraland Waffle House arrest video, was found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in court Monday.
The charges stemming from her viral arrest video on April 22.
Judge Irwin said he wanted to be clear that he’s judging that it’s guilty because the legal definitions have been met. He says it had nothing to do with the emotions of the case.
Cell phone video taken at the Saraland Waffle House where Saraland Police say Clemons was drunk, shows her threatening Waffle House employees and her refusal to leave the restaurant.
Clemon’s lawyer says she was just trying to get a corporate phone number.
Clemons and her supporters want the charges dropped over how she was treated.
The group brought petitions with 50 thousand signatures to city hall on June 19, demanding the charges be dropped.
The judge has ordered a $200 fine plus court costs on the resisting arrest charge along with a $200 fine for the disorderly conduct charge. Clemons was also sentenced 10 days, but days are suspended for 1 year of informal probation. Clemons has 14 days to file an appeal if she chooses to do so.
After the verdict, News 5 reporter Dana Winter says she heard the lawyer say they will be appealing.
The Mobile County NAACP is tweeting live updates from the trial: