CONYERS -- Six Newton County women were arrested following a fight at the Quick Change Bar on Old Covington Highway in the early morning hours Saturday.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was called to the bar at about 3 a.m. by an off-duty officer with the Lithonia Police Department.
The women were all in the parking lot when the RCSO deputy arrived. One woman told the deputy she did not know how the fight started, but she had been struck by a bottle while on the dance floor and had a cut to her right middle finger.
National EMS was called to the scene to treat the woman's wound.
Another woman said she had gone outside the bar but then realized she'd left her cell phone inside and returned to find it. On the way back outside, she said she was pushed by another woman. She told the deputy she pushed back and the bouncer picked her up and threw her to the floor and walked her back outside.
The deputy was given several other versions of how the fight started but could not determine its cause. " ... no party could tell me exactly what or who started the fight," he wrote in his report.
All six of the women were arrested on charges of affray. One of the women also had additional charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and prescription drugs not in their original container filed against her once her possessions were searched at the Rockdale County Jail. According to the report, eight pills described as a generic form of Xanax were found wrapped in plastic inside her package of cigarettes.
Charged in the fight were:
-- Shikita Laguanna Glover, 9111 Bent Pine Ct. NW, Covington, charged with affray;
-- Melissa Ann Stodghill, 44, 9121 Bent Pine Ct., Covington, charged with affray;
-- Jimeria Sherrion Cobb, 78 Sockwell Road, Oxford, charged with affray;
-- Shametria Renita Benton, 23, 7124 Holmes Ct. SW, Covington, charged with affray;
-- Shaundrekus Nicole Head, 28, 6221 Nixon Circle, Covington, charged with affray, failure to keep drugs in their original container and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and
-- Kamiya Shantrese Brown, 22, 420 Roseberry Road, Covington, charged with affray.
All but Head were released from jail after one day of incarceration. Head remained in jail as of press time Monday.