A De Soto woman was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 4 incident in which she allegedly assaulted and injured her 11-year-old step-son.
Emily Krystine Warner, 31, of 812 Dallas St., De Soto, was charged with assault and child endangerment-bodily injury.
According to court records, Warner allegedly “began by yelling at” the victim about 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and “then suddenly climbed on top of him,” grabbed the victim “by the back of the neck and attempted to pull him from the couch.”
The victim, “once partially off the couch,” was able “to shake free from Warner’s grip as she scratched his shoulder,” according to court records.
The victim then “ran to his bedroom for safety” and locked himself in but later exited the bedroom “because his dad was asking nicely.”
According to court records, “Warner was leaving to purchase more alcohol” when the victim exited his bedroom, and “Warner began yelling at” the victim again, “pushing him up against a door handle” and “leaving a visible scratch on his back” and causing him “to hit the back of his head on the wall.”
According to court records, “When Warner returned she attempted to apologize to” the victim “for her excessive drinking.”
An officer of the West Des Moines Police Department interviewed the victim and observed “scratches on” the victim’s “left shoulder, a bump on the back of” the victim’s “head, a scratch on the middle of” the victim’s “back and a bruise on” the victim’s “right knee,” according to court records.
Warner was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to release on her own recognizance. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 9 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.