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Charges issued in brutal attack of Billings teen caught on camera

Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 16:12:27-04

BILLINGS - Charges have been issued following a late February attack of a 15-year-old girl, according to Billings police.

The attack was caught on camera and has been circulating on social media in recent days. The video shows two females kicking and stomping a 15-year-old girl in the parking lot of the Albertsons on Central and 6th Avenue West.

The attack happened at 1:30 a.m.

The teenager who was attacked has been identified to MTN News by her mother, Debra Miller, as Madison McKnight.

Miller said her daughter is healing from the intense attack, where she was beaten repeatedly and then left in the parking lot bleeding. She suffered injuries to her head and face.

The Billings Police Department said they’ve issued citations against two 17-year-old females and 19-year-old Dylann Rushman-Douglas, all of Billings. The three face felony charges of robbery and accountability to robbery.

Police Lt. Brandon Wooley said more charges are likely to come in the case as the investigation is ongoing,

Wooley said during the attack the female suspects were seen on video taking items from the victim’s pockets and that explains the robbery charge, which includes physical harm.

“Assault is an element of the robbery,” said Wooley.

The females have not been taken into custody.

Instead, all are being issued "notice-to-appear" orders because the Yellowstone County jail and youth detention facility are not accepting inmates because of COVID-19.

Rushman-Douglas is set to appear in Yellowstone County Justice Court on May 12, according to Wooley.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.