Soldier facing charges after video shows altercation in Oglethorpe Mall parking lot

Soldier detained after viral video shows altercation in Oglethorpe Mall parking lot

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield soldier is facing military charges after a viral video shows an altercation between him and others in the Oglethorpe Mall parking lot.

The soldier can be heard screaming expletives and slamming a car door and trunk in the video. He can also be seen grabbing the arm of a woman standing near him and the vehicle.

It is unclear from the video how the incident started.

On Wednesday, July 24, the U.S. Army told WTOC that Private Second Class Chance Johnson was the man in the video. The military charges he is facing include domestic violence, willfully disobeying a superior and disorderly conduct.

Johnson remains in military police custody.

WTOC reached out to officials at Fort Stewart/Hunter last week and received a statement from the Public Affairs Office:

“3rd Infantry Division leadership is aware of an incident involving one of our Soldiers captured on video yesterday. The Soldier has been positively identified and has been detained. We are working with the appropriate civilian and military authorities to address this situation. This Soldier’s behavior and actions are not condoned by the 3rd Infantry Division and are not in keeping with the values instilled in our Dogface Soldiers or our Army.”

WTOC is following copyright laws and has asked for permission to use the video. At this time, we have chosen not to embed the post in the story in an effort to protect the identity of others shown in the video.

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