COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The drama continues for a Columbus County woman. Aneshia Cartret has had a long week since her daughter Shelby fought Alex Anne Fipps in a parking lot in Whiteville. Today, more bad news came her way.
Aneshia Cartret is no stranger to the law. She’s been charged or convicted of several crimes over the year. Now add charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and public disturbance to the list.
The mother of one of the girls in a video WWAY obtained fighting in a parking lot was arrested Friday morning and released on an unsecured $2,500 bond. Cartret was in jail for less than an hour. Investigators say she will face the charges in court April 12.
We attempted to speak with Cartret at her home, and although we could hear people moving around inside, no one came to the door. After being chased off their property, her neighbors told us they had no comment.
In a Whiteville Police report, investigators say they stopped Cartret as she left the February 16 fight with her daughter. She told officers that her daughter Shelby and Fipps were involved in the fight because of words exchanged on Facebook.
The District Attorney’s office says the Facebook comments and multiple videos of the girls fighting may play a key role in Cartret’s case.
Police say both girls have juvenile petitions pending against them.
Both girls are students at South Columbus High School, where Cartret works as accountability officer. Columbus County Schools Superintendent Dan Strickland says she went on leave for personal reasons two days after the fight. Strickland says Cartret is still on leave. He also says the school board will determine the future of her employment at its next meeting March 7.
When we asked Strickland if the charges against Cartret would be considered during the meeting, he said it was the first he was hearing of them.