3 charged in fistfight stemming from flashing allegations

3 charged in fistfight stemming from flashing allegations

NEWPORT, CARTERET COUNTY - Carteret County deputies say a mother hit another woman in the head with a brick. The mother denies using a brick, but said she fought the other woman to defend her teen daughter.

Amanda Vaughan said she just wanted to bum a cigarette from her neighbors, but when 16-year-old Deanna Aldridge's boyfriend accused her of flashing him, the situation got out of hand.

Deanna Aldridge said she didn't care about the flashing accusations, but when Vaughn kept asking her about it, they ended getting into an argument in the back of a car.

"She swung the door open and dragged me out by my hair. I grabbed her by her hair and she had me by my hair. She was swinging up and was hitting me in the face," Deanna said.

Vaughan 27, said she never showed anyone her breasts and never hit the teen. However, Vaughan is now facing an assault charge.

Deanna said she's upset about the fight because the two used to be great friends.

"At first, I was like I'm fine I can't believe that happened. My adrenaline was pumping, but then when I got home it hit me . I was crying and hyper ventilating, because it hurt my feelings more than anything," Deanna said.

Deanna said that's when her mother Allison Aldridge went over to Vaughan's home to defend her. Warrants for Aldridge and her boyfriend Justin Griffith describe them trying to break into Vaughan's home.

They said Aldridge dragged Vaughan out of the door, into the yard, pinned her on the ground, and started hitting her.

Aldridge said she never tried to break into Vaughan's home and that Vaughan tried getting her pit bull to attack the two.

During the fight Griffith handed over a brick to Aldridge, and Aldridge struck Vaughan in the head with it, according to warrants.

Vaughan said she's very upset her children had to see the whole fight.

"After, Amanda started crying ‘My babies, my babies,' my mom said ‘Yeah, how do you think I felt when my sixteen-year-old daughter came home," Deanna said.

Deanna said she's upset about this argument with her lifelong friend Vaughan, but can't blame her mom for protecting her.

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