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Police: Woman assaulted teen daughter

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

A Sandusky woman was arrested early Sunday morning after she grabbed her teenage daughter by the neck and pulled her hair, police said.

Trisha Lawton, 36, 1800 block Buchanan St., was charged with child endangering and felony domestic violence.

Sandusky police officers went to Lawton’s Cleveland Road hotel room at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a man who witnessed the alleged assault called police.

Lawton, who had been consuming vodka and Smirnoff Ice, argued with her 13-year-old daughter and told her to log into Facebook so she could delete all of the girl’s friends, according to a Sandusky police report. When the girl refused, Lawton allegedly put her hand around the girl’s neck, pushed her to the bed and began yanking on her hair. Lawton’s domestic violence charged was upgraded to a felony due to a previous conviction.

Lawton was taken to the Erie County jail, while her daughter was released to a relative of her father’s.

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