Police: Three IHOP employees face assault charges after fight in kitchen

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Three employees have been charged with assault after an altercation in the kitchen of a Williamsburg IHOP (Steve Roberts Jr/WYDaily)
Three employees have been charged with assault after an altercation in the kitchen of a Williamsburg IHOP (Steve Roberts Jr/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police have charged three IHOP restaurant employees with assault after an early-morning altercation in the kitchen area of the business, police say.

Char Michon Branch (Courtesy VPRJ)
Char Michon Branch (Courtesy VPRJ)

Police responded to the IHOP, located in the 1400 block of Richmond Road, around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said.

The restaurant’s manager reported two of her employees, Char Branch Jr., 30, and Dietra Dixon, 23, both of Newport News, had engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical one, Riley said.

The argument took place in the kitchen of the business, he said.

When the altercation became physical, a third employee, Raven Brown, 30, of Williamsburg, joined in the confrontation, Riley said.

The following day, all three individuals were charged with assault, then released on summons.