Jonathan M Nelson, 29 of Springfield, Illinois along with Antowin Nelson, 38 of Springfield, Illinois have been charged in connection with their part of an assault that occurred on January 3, 2016 at Fish,Chicken, Steak and Potatoes located in the 1500 block of Marquette Street. Jonathon has been charged with 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Battery and Disorderly conduct and was given a $20,000 cash bond. Antowin was charged with 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony,Endanger Safety/Use/Dangerous Weapon, Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Battery. He was given a $25,000 cash bond. Both made their initial appearance Monday afternoon in Racine Circuit Courts.
According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police responded on January 3 to Fish,Chicken, Steak and Potatoes located in the 1500 block of Marquette Street for reports of a fight. Dispatched had advised that a large group was fighting and guns were seen. Upon arrival witnesses pointed out 2 male parties who were pointing guns at people. Officers detained those individuals and they were identified as the defendants.
Video tape shows the defendants, pushing and punching the victim and aiming and pointing guns at several people inside the restaurant. The victim stated that the problems started with two females (also charged for their participation in the assault and fight) and herself at Tropical Paradise. The victim left that location and a shor time later the two females and a group of men showed up at the restaurant, the complaint reads.
According to reports the two females identified as Teriana Bohanon of Racine and Dorthea Nelson of Illinois attacked her at the restaurant and began to attack her. Both Jonathon and Antowin are visibly seen coming into the restaurant waiving their guns and their fingers were clearly inside the trigger guard and also assaulting the victim, all of this was caught on video.