A woman injured in a fight with three other women near Saluda River earlier this month said a large crowd stood by and did nothing during the incident.
“No one defended me, out of the 30 people that were hanging around – which is really pathetic in my eyes,” said the victim, a Lexington County resident who asked not to be identified by name.
Arlinda Craft, 18, Anns Leigh Hill, 19, and Megan Williams, 20, have been charged with assault and battery by a mob in connection with the March 15 incident, the Columbia Police Department announced Monday.
“Possible additional charges are being evaluated,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said. “We have consulted with the 5th Circuit Solicitor regarding the case.”
The victim said all she knew the three women from high school, and that Williams and Craft bullied her in school. It culminated in an incident when the victim was in 10th grade.
“I got my point across, they didn’t mess with me for the longest time,” she said. “There was a fight, after they bullied me for so long.”