Teen’s fighting case tossed

Published 10:05 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The case against a Wesson 18-year-old woman who was accused of fighting a younger female was dismissed recently in Lincoln County Justice Court.

Carly A. Holden was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault July 24 by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Justice Court Judge Roger Martin dismissed the case Sept. 20.

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Prosecuting attorney Joseph Durr told The Daily Leader he does not comment specifically on cases that he handles.

The case against Holden and the minor made the rounds on social media in late July when video footage of the assault was posted on Facebook and shared multiple times.

A reader who shared a video of the fight said the incident took place at a gravel pit on Opelousas Lane NW near California Road NW in late July.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said at the time that the females were “fighting over a guy.”

At least a dozen individuals are seen in the video in a circle around the girls as they fought in the dirt, illuminated by pickup truck headlights. No one attempted to stop the fight.

The minor was later treated for minor injuries at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Rushing said.