LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 31-year-old woman on a felony injury to a child charge Monday in connection to allegations that she threw a cell phone at a 3-year-old girl, causing a cut on her nose and a welt on her face.
Patricia Albro Johnson, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the arrest report, the alleged incident occurred on July 21, 2015. On that date, an LPD officer was dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of E. Denman Avenue in reference to a disturbance report.
A woman talked with the officer and said that Johnson had talked to her at the apartment complex and asked where she could find the girlfriend of the woman's brother, so she could get her eyebrows done. The woman told Johnson that she didn't know where the other woman was, but she could call her, the affidavit stated.
At that point, the complainant called her brother's girlfriend and handed her cell phone to Johnson.
According to the affidavit, the complainant told the LPD officer that a short time later, she overheard Johnson "cussing and yelling" about a fight that had occurred the day before in the 900 block of Hylane Street. The complainant told the officer that she asked for her phone back, but Johnson refused to give it to her, the affidavit stated.
Eventually, the woman reached into Johnson's car to get her phone, and Johnson allegedly said, "Fine. Take your d--- phone" and threw it forcefully out the window. The phone struck the complainant's 3-year-old daughter in the head, causing a cut to her nose and a welt on her face, the affidavit stated.
The officer took pictures of the toddler's injuries.
On the same day, another LPD officer was at the police department taking a statement from a woman about an assault that had occurred the day before. While they were talking, the woman got a phone call from her sister-in-law, who then handed the phone to Johnson.
The woman told the officer that Johnson was threatening her, the affidavit stated. At that point, the LPD officer took the phone and tried to calm Johnson down, and then he heard "a loud rumbling noise that sounded like the phone was dropped."