Mom accused of driving car into group of kids after daughter loses fight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mom who drove her daughter to a fight ended the scuffle by running over three girls, prosecutors said Monday.

Ladonna Newton, 35, of Kansas City, is charged in Jackson County court with three counts of assault and three counts of armed criminal action. She was still in jail on Monday night.

The incident began about 4:30 p.m. Friday when Newton's daughter got into a fight with another girl as they walked home from school.

The fight happened at East 116th Terrace and Food Lane in south Kansas City.

Newton's daughter lost the fight. She and the other girls walked away.

One of the girls received a phone call from Newton's daughter shortly after the first fight, according to court documents.

The daughter said she wanted to fight again.

The girls went back to the site of the original fight, according to court documents.

Newton pulled up in a vehicle with the daughter who lost the fight and a second daughter.

Another fight broke out, this time between Newton's other daughter and the mother of one of the other girls.

Newton allegedly drove through a parking lot and onto a grassy area where witnesses were standing, according to court documents.

She struck three people, including one girl who was dragged under the vehicle.

A witness told police the vehicle drove back out of the parking lot and fled.

Newton came to the police department's South Patrol Division about 90 minutes after the incident.

She waived her Miranda Rights and told police she drove her vehicle into a group of children, according to court documents.

Newton told detectives it was an accident because her foot slipped off the brake onto the accelerator, the documents state.

She also said she didn't know she had hit anyone.

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