Mount Pleasant police say two Racine women are facing felony battery charges after they attacked the front desk clerk of a local hotel, breaking the victim’s nose.
Catreana Lockridge, 25, and Ashlee Scaife, 24, both of Racine, were charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony count each of substantial battery and one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct, both as a party to a crime. If convicted, they each face up to 3-3/4 years in prison and/or up to $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 4:01 p.m. to the Knight’s Inn, 1149 Oakes Road, for a report of two females bothering the front desk clerk. When officers arrived, kids in the area told them there was a fight and a worker was bleeding. The clerk had a large cut on her nose that was bleeding, so rescue was called to render aid.
Police say the female clerk told them Lockridge and Scaife came into the lobby and spit on her before leaving. The woman called police and waited a few minutes, then went outside. Lockridge and Scaife jumped her, and Lockridge hit her in the face with a glass bottle. The woman said she has a long history of trouble with both Lockridge and Scaife – including police reports with both MPPD and the Racine Police Department.
Witnesses told officers they saw Lockridge and Scaife walk into the lobby of Knight’s Inn and gave descriptions of each of them, the complaint reads. Police were also told about a glass bottle they would find in the grass.
On surveillance video, officers say they observed Lockridge and Scaife walk into the lobby while the clerk had her phone in her hand pointed at the defendants as if she was filming them. Lockridge and Scaife are seen spitting on the clerk and then leaving the area. The clerk is then seen walking from behind the counter and outside.
Both Lockridge and Scaife remain in the Racine County Jail on a $500 cash bond each. They are required to give a DNA sample and ordered to not have any contact with the hotel clerk. They will next be in court July 28 for their preliminary hearing.