Griffin Police were dispatched to the area of North Hill and Thurman streets, Sunday about 2:32 p.m., to a fight in progress in the roadway involving several subjects, possibly armed with bottles. Officers separated all parties and reportedly identified the two sisters, ages 19 and 21 as the perpetrators.
A witness reportedly told police she observed the two sisters, Lashwanda and Monica Dewberry jump on the 12-year-old girl, and another woman reportedly tried to pull the sisters off the girl.
The 12-year-old reportedly told police she got to arguing with Monica, they began to fight in the roadway and then Lashwanda came up and began to help her sister out and punched the girl one time. The girl said her friend attempted to help her out during the altercation, which had at least five participants.
The officer made contact with Lashwanda Michelle Dewberry, 19, and reportedly before she could be asked, stated that the girl struck first and she punched her one time because she was fighting with her sister, Monica. The Dewberrys were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Police spoke to other witnesses, who all reportedly stated that the 12-year-old girl and Monica Evon Dewberry, 21, were arguing over “some he said/she said junk.” Police reportedly got a similar answer from the participants, that they were arguing over “some he said/she said stuff,” but not one person, reportedly, would elaborate on what was said.
The two Dewberry sisters were transported to police headquarters, processed, fingerprinted and photographed before being released on own recognizance bonds with a court date of Dec. 13, for the disorderly conduct charges.