NORFOLK, Va. — Three sailors assigned to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower face charges in Norfolk after a fight started at the command's holiday party in December.
Video of the brawl at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott surfaced shortly after the get-together took place on December 17. In the video, some of the language gets intense, and there are a number of physical elements to the fight.
The sailors charged in connection to what happened the week before Christmas are:
- Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Demetrius Jackson, 23, of Texas
- Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Akilah Carradine-McMillan, 22, of Louisiana
- Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ryann Moore, 20, of Michigan
Online court records show that Jackson was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Drunk in Public.
Carradine-McMillan faces a Disorderly Conduct charge. Moore also was charged with Disorderly Conduct. It was amended to Drunk in Public. Moore paid a fine and court costs in the amount of $144 on January 8.
Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg with Naval Air Force Atlantic told 13News Now that no disciplinary action had been taken against the sailors. Cragg said that the command investigation into what happened still was taking place, and it wouldn't be appropriate for her to speculate on how it would turn out.
Cragg wrote, "In terms of accountability, all administrative and or disciplinary options will be considered, as appropriate, once the investigation is complete."
Roughly 1,500 sailors and guests were at the party.
Jackson, Carradine-McMillan, and Moore declined to talk about the incident.