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Female manager of bar, female workers accused of beating up female server. One might say name of bar is fitting.
L to R: Shereva Dortch, Nyla Fields, Arlina Fox (Image source: Shelby County [Tenn.] Sheriff's Office, composite)

Female manager of bar, female workers accused of beating up female server. One might say name of bar is fitting.

The female manager of a Memphis-area bar and grill and a handful of female workers are accused of beating up a female server — and all the suspects were arrested and jailed.

What are the details?

Memphis police said officers responded to a Sunday assault call at 1740 Germantown Parkway in Cordova, WREG-TV reported. Cordova is about 30 minutes east of the city. The station said police listed the address as belonging to a bar and grill called Mugshots.

That's right. Mugshots.

What's more, it appears as though the alleged assault took place on Mugshots' final day of operation.

The victim told police it started with her talking to her manager’s ex-boyfriend, WREG said, adding that she explained to cops that she got into an argument with the Mugshots manager, Shereva Dortch, and other coworkers, Arlina Fox, Nyla Fields, and Cailyn Williams.

The victim claimed Dortch and 10 other people attacked her from behind before stealing her car and house keys, the station said, adding that she was reportedly punched in the face numerous times, stomped, and kicked while on the ground.

Police said the victim lost consciousness and suffered two black eyes as well as several bruises and cuts, WREG said, adding that she was taken to Baptist Hospital in Southaven.

It isn't clear whether the alleged assault took place inside or outside Mugshots.

The victim later gave police a statement identifying the suspects, WHBQ-TV reported, citing records.

Dortch, Fox, Fields, and Williams were charged with aggravated assault, WREG said. Williams', er, mugshot was not available on the Shelby County Sheriff's Office jail database Friday afternoon.

They each bonded out of jail and were due back in court Friday morning, WREG said.

How are folks reacting?

The incident is getting some attention around the country, as Yahoo News picked up the story, which has drawn more than 1,600 comments as of Friday afternoon. A number of commenters couldn't help but notice the expression on each of the suspects' faces:

  • "Why are they smiling?" one commenter asked. "That’s not good when they’re standing before a judge. Immature. They lack common sense and good judgment."
  • "Look at those smiles. So proud of themselves. I hope they show this to a jury," another commenter said.
  • "Smile now cry later," another commenter noted.

Of course, one commenter wondered, "What could go wrong at a bar called Mugshots..."

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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