Four Rockford women face charges after fight at school bus stop

Published: May. 3, 2023 at 1:19 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Four women face charges Wednesday after a physical fight and stabbing at a school bus stop in Rockford.

Police were called around 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 2 to the Rockford Ridge Apartments in the 3500 block of Elm Street for a report of a fight allegedly involving four Rockford women: Shatay Barney, 29; Andriana Carothers, 26; Ashlee Morris, 26 and Lanora Fields, 28.

Officers say the women began arguing while they were dropping their kids off at the bus stop, which then escalated into a physical fight.

One of the women, Shatay Barney, is accused of stabbing another, causing serious injuries and medical treatment.

All four women face a charge of felony mob action and Barney faces an additional charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.