Man Accused of Beating Black Woman is in Court

Published November 30, 2009

The Georgia man charged with attacking a woman outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant while yelling racial slurs at her is scheduled back in court today.

Troy Dale West Jr., 47, who was released from jail on a $320,500 bond in October, is charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Prosecutors said West beat and kicked Tashawnea Hill, an Army reservist, as she was coming out of the Cracker Barrel in Morrow in September, according to the Journal-Constitution. Hill’s 7-year-old daughter watched as West attacked the mother while yelling racial slurs, according to prosecutors.

Last month, Clayton Superior Court Judge Geronda V. Carter agreed to release West on bond after pleas from his family. The judge ordered West to wear an ankle monitor and remain at his Poulan home.

West is scheduled to appear before Carter again at 9 a.m. Monday for a pre-trial conference.

Written by <P>By BET.com Staff</P>

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