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Our news crews told viewers last week about an incident at one local restaurant. Our crews have been working, digging a little deeper to find out just what really happened inside the Olive Garden in Beckley on January 28th.

It's hard to imagine at this family friendly restaurant a coworkers fight ends with a woman being taken out on a stretch.

Sherry Lopez started her managerial duties at the Olive Garden on January 28th just like any other day. According to a police report she checked in with line cook Christopher brown and that's when all the trouble began. The report said after an argument about getting the line ready, brown reportedly got in Lopez's face to which Lopez replied "I will not be intimated."That's when police say brown turned violent.

The reports says brown ripped a stainless steel bar from the salad bar and began beating Lopez. It also explained the police even found fistfuls of hair ripped from her head. Our news team brought these new details to people in the community and they are outraged.

"Any man that hits a woman it shows he's not a man. He needs to give that women a public apology in front of everyone, put him in his place," Lola Stewart, Crab Orchard said. 

"I think he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law and not be allowed to work in restaurants and things like that," Rosetta Harriston, of Beckley said. 

The police report states Lopez's suffered a concussion and had blood all over her face and head.  Brown is facing felony charges of malicious wounding. Brown has been released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 19.