Women charged with beating their father's new girlfriend. Fight had nothing to do with game, police say
Two Bakersfield women were arrested on felony charges after a fight broke out in the visitors stands at a youth football game Saturday night at Martin Memorial Stadium.
The fight had nothing to do with the game, however.
Taft Police said it stemmed from a family disagreement that had been going on for some time. The suspect are sisters who apparently don't like their father's new girlfriend, Taft Police Capt. Shad Swanson said, and that led to the fight.
Taft Police were called to the stadium about 8:15 p.m. for a report of a large fight that had spilled out onto San Emidio.
Swanson said it looked a lot larger that it was. He said the suspects, identified as Donnesha Renee Denmark, 18, and Dejanae Opalmae Denmark, 21 got into an argument with the victim, a 33-year old woman.
Swanson said it was an ongoing dispute that had nothing to do with the game.
The argument escalated into a physical altercation between the sisters and the victim.
Witnesses said the fight was going on under the stands, then moved into the street with a large crowd around.
The sisters assaulted the woman and left the victim suffering "a pretty significant injury," Swanson said, with one eye swollen shut. The Denmarks were both arrested and charged with battery causing serious physical injury.
The victim declined medical treatment and transport at the scene.