A Cobb County mother didn’t just encourage her 16-year-old daughter to fight with another teen, according to police. The woman allegedly grabbed the other girl by her hair and pulled her to the ground, allowing another woman to assault the 17-year-old, arrest warrants say.
Between 15 and 25 teenagers gathered at 5 p.m. in Shaw Park, near Marietta, on May 16 to watch the fight, which was loud enough to prompt multiple people to call 911, including employees of a nearby library, according to police.
As Ramona Ann Thompson held a teenager to the ground, her relative, Karreston Kinyada Hill, hit and cut the girl with a box cutter, arrest warrants state.
A third woman, Shaqwana Montice Veasley, also allegedly encouraged Thompson’s daughter to injure the other girl. Thompson also spit in a child’s face, police said.
“Stomp her! Beat her!” Thompson yelled as the girls fought, according to her warrant.
“That’s what you get for talking all that (expletive)!” Veasley allegedly said.
The 17-year-old girl had several lacerations to her face after the fight and needed stitches.
After the fight, Hill, who is also 17, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and affray, according to police. She was released from the Cobb jail the following day after posting $20,000 bond, booking records showed. On Friday she was arrested again and charged with aggravated assault. Hill was released the second time on Monday after posting an additional $20,000 bond.
Thompson, 49, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, affray and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, jail records showed. She was arrested Friday and released from the Cobb jail the next day after posting $7,500 bond, booking records showed. In 1997, Thompson spent just over three years in prison following a conviction in Cobb for simple battery and obstruction, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Veasley, 20, was charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, affray and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all misdemeanor charges. She surrendered and was arrested late Saturday and was released Sunday after posting $10,000 bond.