ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested an 18-year-old woman Monday in connection to allegations that she got into an argument with her baby's father over who would hold the child and pushed him while he was holding the infant.
Brittany Nicole Edwards, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony endangering a child charge and a Class C misdemeanor assault charge. Collectively, her bail amount has been set at $2,500.
According to Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, an ACSO deputy was called out on a disturbance call at a home in the 200 block of Tom Taylor at about 9:02 a.m. Monday. The complainant told the deputy that Edwards and her baby's 17-year-old father got into an argument over who would hold the child while the father was holding the infant.
The witness said Edwards ran toward the child's father and shoved him while he was holding the baby, Lenderman said. The baby's father allegedly then pushed Edwards to protect himself and the baby. Lenderman said when Edwards went to try to shove the baby's father again, he punched her.
Edwards was arrested at the scene and charged with child endangerment.
When the ACSO deputy spoke to the baby's father, he confirmed the witness' version of what had happened, Lenderman said. Edwards allegedly told the deputy that the baby's father was angry because she took his phone and she was upset because she wanted to hold the baby.
Edwards also claimed that she never hit the baby, Lenderman said.
The baby's father was also arrested at the scene on outstanding warrants from the Lufkin Police Department for assault-family violence and failure to appear.