MAGNA — A woman was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly attacking her sister-in-law and throwing her own 1-year-old daughter into the back of a car before speeding off.
According to charges filed Thursday in 3rd District Court, the woman, 22, was charged with one count each of assault and reckless endangerment, both class A misdemeanors, as well as one count of domestic violence int he presence of a child, also a class A misdemeanor.
The woman's sister-in-law, who is also the child's part-time guardian, told police that the child's mother began arguing with her about babysitting, became irate and grabbed her by the throat, as stated in court documents. After she asked the mother to calm down, the mother began swinging the child's car seat at her, with the baby inside.
The mother then threw the car seat, and the baby, into the back of her car and slammed the door on the sister-in-laws arm, the charges state.
A second witness was also listed in the charges, saying that she saw the mother attack the other woman and throw the baby into the car.
The woman has a prior conviction of domestic assault, and therefore faces an enhanced penalty in the current charges.