Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dad accused of choking 12-year-old son during his custody time; dad pleads not guilty though 10-year-old daughter witnessed assault (Tumwater, Washington)

No doubt UNNAMED DAD had joint custody, and was probably awarded joint custody despite a history of this kind of crap.

Tumwater man accused of choking son pleads not guilty

By Amelia Dickson Staff writer
January 6, 2015

A 37-year-old Tumwater man accused of choking his 12-year-old son pleaded not guilty to second-degree child assault in Thurston County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.

The man was arrested Dec. 23 and later released on $5,000 bail.

The Tumwater Police Department began investigating the man when a woman reported that her ex husband had strangled their 12-year-old son, and that their 10-year-old daughter had witnessed the attack, according to court documents.

Officers interviewed the children, who said the boy had been playing with a toy kangaroo when their father jumped over a bed, tackled the boy to the ground and put his hand around the child’s throat, according to court documents. The boy told officers, “I was having a little trouble breathing.”