Mom Arrested for Driving Teen Daughter, Friends to Rival’s House for Assault

Surprise police have arrested a mother they say drove her daughter and her friends to a rival's home so they could assault her.

Surprise police spokesman Sgt. Mark Ortega says 41-year-old Glendale resident Kimberly Sutton was booked on conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and burglary and providing transportation to and from a crime scene.

Sutton's 16-year-old daughter and three other teens were booked on aggravated assault and burglary counts.

Ortega said Wednesday that Sutton drove the four teens to a 15-year-old girl's home in August, where they entered through a back door and attacked her. The girl was home with only her 6-year-old sibling.

The victim grabbed a knife and fought off the attack, slightly wounding one assailant.