Mother in teen fight video arrested - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Mother in teen fight video arrested

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COLLINS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The mother accused of orchestrating a fight that was captured on video, made her initial appearance in Covington County court Monday afternoon.

The fight involving several teen girls, happened in the middle of a Mississippi highway, near the Smith/Covington County line. The victim's family says she was jumped on by two sisters and their mother, Angela Welborn, who apparently arranged the fight.

In the video you can see her punching and shoving one of the girls in the fight. 

Welborn was charged with simple assault at her initial court appearance.

The Covington County Sheriff's Office says their investigation is still ongoing and more charges are possible.

Residents were appalled after seeing the video.

"I think the parent should have stopped the fight, shouldn't have boosted her up," said Covington County resident Robert McGee. "Kids get along together cause one of those could have got seriously hurt or injured, and she didn't have any business jumping on another child."

The father of the teen victim says he is hoping felony charges are filed against the mother and any others that planned the fight.

Welborn was given bond, but the judge gave her specific instructions not to contact the teen victim on Facebook or any other social media.

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