“The child victim advised that the mom left the house for a few minutes and later returned,” an affidavit filed with the charges says. “The child victim stated she was crying because she thought they left her by herself. The child victim then stated Ms. Thomas grabbed her by the neck and pulled her off the couch onto the floor.”
The woman called Thomas to ask her why she would choke the child, according to the affidavit, and Thomas allegedly told the woman that “she would parent how she wants.”
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The officers said there were visible signs of injury on the child when they arrived. The affidavit says they spoke with Thomas and asked her about the child injuries.
“I asked Ms. Thomas if she at any point in time placed her hands around her daughter’s neck,” the affidavit says. ” Ms. Thomas stated ‘no.’ I then asked what happened. Ms. Thomas advised her daughter got into trouble so she grabbed her by the shirt near her face. Ms. Thomas advised her daughter started moving her hands and feet and that’s when her hands might have slipped to (her) neck and shoulders.”
Officers arrested Thomas at the scene, the affidavit says.