Police in York have charged five women from one family with assault by a mob after a November street attack with a baseball bat that started over Facebook posts, police said.
The Nov. 19 afternoon incident on Center Street in York was so large and “unruly” that responding York Police Department officers twice had to call for extra backup to restore order to a “large crowd,” an incident report shows.
The victim told police that the problems started with Facebook posts, and that she was attacked and hit in the ribs with a baseball bat, a police report says. A witness told officers that the other members of the family arrived with “brass knuckles, bats and other weapons,” a report says.
After an investigation, officers on Friday charged Telisha Montevia Gilmore, 28, who was identified by the victim as the person with whom she had the original physical altercation. Gilmore was charged with first- degree assault and battery and assault and battery by a mob, according to police reports.
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Four other women, identified by police as Henriette Neshelley Gilmore, 44; Brittany Sierra Gilmore, 27; Jerrika Symone Gilmore, 26; and Iris Diwana Gilmore, 43, were charged with assault by a mob, incident and jail records show.
All the defendants are related, said Capt. Brian Trail of the York Police Department.