Three Clark County sisters charged in fight at Upper Valley Mall

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Three sisters are facing several criminal charges after German Twp. Police say they assaulted several people at the Upper Valley Mall on Monday.

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Three sisters are facing several criminal charges after German Twp. Police say they assaulted several people at the Upper Valley Mall on Monday.

Amanda Burton, Beverly Burton and their sister Tara Burton are each charged with three counts of assault, one count of criminal damaging and one count of disorderly conduct.

They all pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday morning.

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Police say Beverly Burton started attacking a woman that she had an ongoing issue with. The woman ran into the GNC store for refuge, and a store manager separated the two — but that wasn’t where the confrontation ended.

On the woman’s way out of the store, she was met again by Beverly Burton who was also with her two sisters, Amanda and Tara — and a 16-year-old girl.

The four then chased the woman back into the store and started to scream at her, attack her and throw bottles and cans of drinks at her.

“She was rattled,” said German Twp. Lt. Russell Garman “(The woman) had liquid all over her from the bottles and cans that were thrown at her. She had a black eye. She had contusions on her face and arms.”

The store manager again tried to stop the attack, but the women also hit him several times as well.

Lt. Garman said a bystander in the mall also jumped in to try to help.

“It was so bad that a customer, female customer tried to intervene and help the store manager and the female who was being attacked,” he said.

The three sisters and the teen girl attacked the bystander too and pulled her hair.

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During the fight, the store manager and another bystander in the mall pulled out their cell phones and captured the whole attack on video.

Lt. Garman said those videos were key in sorting out the truth when multiple versions of the story were being told at the scene.

“Trying to figure out who did what — we looked at the videos and saw who actually assaulted who and that resulted in the charges that were filed,” he said.

The Burton sisters and the teen girl damaged about $150 worth of merchandise at GNC.

The three assault charges that each sister faces stem from the assault on the woman they knew, the store manager and the female bystander.

The 16-year-old was also charged in the case.

All three sisters have posted their respective bonds, and were out of jail as of Thursday evening.

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