Prison for woman involved in McDonald's melee

The woman who caused a melee at McDonald's was sentenced to prison on Tuesday morning.

Stacey Matthews will serve seven years behind bars for the April incident.

On April 19th, 23-year-old Matthews recruited co-defendant, 24-year-old Cedrica Johnson, to help her confront two young women, both of whom were waiting in line to interview for a position at McDonald's.

After Matthews drove to the McDonald's, Johnson exited the vehicle and threatened the victims with scissors. Both Matthews and Johnson began a confrontation where a fight ensued with the victims.

McDonald's employees attempted to break up the confrontation when Matthews got into her car, reversed it and struck five victims, including the owner of the McDonald's.

Both Matthews and Johnson fled the area in Matthews' car. Cleveland Police located the car near East 107th Street and St. Clair. Johnson was immediately arrested. Matthews fled and eventually turned herself in to Cleveland Police.

On December 22nd, after a bench trial, Johnson was found guilty of assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. On January 6th, she was sentenced to 6 months in jail, given credit for time served and was released.

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