This afternoon, Thursday January 12, 2012, at 3:05 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct and the Transit Police Division responded to the report of a fight on a TriMet bus at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street.
Officers arrived in the area and located the two suspects and took them into custody. They have been identified as 36-year-old Tina Renee Duckett and her daughter 19-year-old Markishia Welikea Duckett.
Officers learned that the two suspects boarded the bus at Southeast 122nd and Market Street and attempted to use invalid transfers. The bus driver drove to the next stop and told the girls they needed to leave the bus at which point the girls became verbally abusive to the driver.
A male passenger, 23-year-old Michael Cooke, asked the girls to leave the bus so it could get moving then Markishia Duckett punched him in the face.
A female passenger, 23-year-old Natasha Van Warmer, with a small child, asked the women to stop acting out in front of her child and the women then attacked her. Tina Duckett held her by the hair while her daughter Markishia punched her.
Markishia Duckett was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree and Interfering with Public Transportation.
Tina Duckett was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, and Theft of Services in the Third Degree.