Waynesboro mom accused of encouraging juvenile fight

Tila Medlock
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Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:42 AM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Waynesboro mom was arrested after she encouraged her young daughter to fight another girl, according to authorities.

Burke County deputies say 37-year-old Tila Medlock approached a group of juveniles in Pecan Grove Neighborhood.

Deputies say Medlock, accompanied by her 9-year-old daughter, singled out a 10-year-old girl and said, “If you want to fight my daughter, then get at it.”

Deputies say the two girls began fighting while Medlock looked on and encouraged the fight.

An unidentified male subject eventually broke up the fight.

The sheriff’s office arrested Medlock for two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was booked into the Burke County Detention Center.

The sheriff’s office says a juvenile report was also forwarded to Juvenile Court for review.

The sheriff’s office said on Facebook, “Needless to say this is not acceptable behavior from a parent. This behavior will not be tolerated and we expect to prosecute Medlock and any other parent who believes this is the best course of action to solve children’s issues to the fullest extent of the law.”

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