Columbia police have arrested three sisters who they say beat up a 12-year-old girl earlier this month.

The suspects are 29-year-old Shaquana Bacote, 20-year-old Shontavia Bacote, and 17-year-old Zaquiera Bacote.

All are charged with assault-first and burglary-first. Shaquana is also charged with malicious injury to property, while Shontavia is charged with strong arm robbery.

Investigators said the motive for the assault was a previous disagreement between the 12-year-old and a young relative of the Bacote sisters, according to Timmons