DeKalb County police are still searching for one woman seen in a cellphone video allegedly beating and kicking a teenage girl until she lost consciousness.
The video of the four-on-one attack was posted to social media and obtained by Channel 2 Action News. Three of the women shown brawling have surrendered, police said.
The woman still on the run was identified as Tyees Lashay Roberts, and she has warrants out for her arrest on charges of aggravated assault and robbery by force, DeKalb police said in a news release.
Kiara and Keana Walton, both 19, were the first two suspects to turn themselves in, DeKalb police said.
Veronica Gant, 28, was the third suspect to surrender after a family member reportedly saw Channel 2’s story and made her turn herself in. The pregnant woman has been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit robbery by force, DeKalb police said.
Gant allegedly recorded the fight and posted it to social media, police said.
Once the 19-year-old victim was knocked out, police told Channel 2 the women took her shoes and her cellphone.
“She had some head injuries. She was hospitalized,” DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “You can see in the video during the assault that she had gone unconscious.”
The assault happened July 2 on Memorial Drive. The women only let up on the attack because a bystander stepped in, Campbell told the news station.
“If it had not been for the good Samaritan who came over to stop the young ladies, we don’t know what would have happened to her,” she said.
Anyone with information should call DeKalb police at 678-937-5351.
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