The mother, a 36-year-old woman whose name is being withheld by The Argus to protect the identity of her daughter, has been charged with assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and endangering the health of a child, court records show.
She was arraigned Monday at the Fremont Hall of Justice and is expected back later this week, possibly to enter a plea. The mother is being held at Santa Rita county jail in Dublin in lieu of $80,000 bail.
Police arrested the mother on Thursday, hours after she and her daughter were involved in the fight, which took place near the Valero gas station at the corner of Fremont and Stevenson boulevards, Sgt. Chris Mazzone said.
A 13-year-old girl suffered injuries to her face and body, but she was not seriously wounded, police said.
According to police reports, the mother drove her daughter to fight, and then called out her daughter's nemesis, who was in a nearby home. As the victim emerged from her dwelling, the woman's daughter pounced on the victim and began fighting.
During the brawl, which was recorded on a cell phone by a junior high student, the mother reportedly could be heard encouraging the two girls to fight, even at one point intimidating the victim and cursing at her, prosecutors said.
The footage also depicts the mother pulling the victim off her daughter, and then twice kicking her, even though her own daughter was urging her to stop, prosecutors said.
The video has not been independently viewed by The Argus.
After the fight, police went to the woman's house and arrested her. It was unclear Monday if the woman's daughter had faced any disciplinary action at school.
Staff writer Ben Aguirre Jr. covers police and the courts for The Argus. He can be reached at 510-353-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.