Urbandale mom allegedly assaults teen daughter in De Soto

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Stephanie Lynn Jones, 44, of Urbandale arrested Monday on charges of assault and child endangerment.

An Urbandale woman was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting her teenage daughter in a De Soto trailer.

Stephanie Lynn Jones, 44, of 8704 Meredith Dr., Urbandale, was charged with assault and child endangerment.

The incident began shortly after midnight on Nov. 18 in the 600 block of Polk Street in De Soto, where an officer of the De Soto Police Department responded to a report of domestic disturbance.

The officer made contact with Jones, who said that a dispute occurred between her 15-year-old daughter and herself, and she “openly and willingly” admitted “that she did leave marks on her 15-year-old daughter,” according to court records.

Jones told the officer “that she did push” her daughter “on her chest,” according to court records.

Jones told the officer that both her 15-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old daughter left the residence prior to the officer’s arrival.

The officer made contact with the victim, who said that Jones “punched her in her chest area, which knocked the 15-year-old on the floor, causing her to have difficulty breathing, causing her to have a panic attack and causing her to vomit,” according to court records.

The victim told the officer that “her 16-year-old sister did take video and photos of the marks before they left the scene,” according to court records.

The officer inspected the photos and videos “and could clearly see a palm-sized red mark
on the 15-year-old’s chest area, in addition to a smaller red mark on the back of her right tricep just below her shoulder,” according to court records.

Jones is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 2 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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