Woman Charged With Assaulting Her Daughter
A woman was arrested Sunday for aggravated assault after she allegedly scratched and punched her pregnant daughter, and for interfering with an emergency call, according to court records.
June Gooch heard the charges against her during her initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Monday.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Huber set her bond at $2,500 cash or surety and ordered her to have no contact with the alleged victim. Because aggravated assault is a felony, she will have a preliminary hearing within a few weeks to determine whether she should be bound over for trial.
The case began Sunday morning when police were called to a residence on South Jackson Street by the female resident who asked her mother, Gooch, to watch her children, according to an affidavit filed in circuit court.
They began arguing and the daughter asked her to leave. Gooch grabbed her daughter's shirt and tore it, scratched her, pulled her by the hair to the ground and hit her with her fist.
The daughter hit back, got up, retrieved her children, and again asked Gooch to leave. The daughter went to the laundry room to get her phone. Gooch then took her daughter's cell phone and put it down her pants, then returned it. Gooch left the residence after her daughter called police.
Meanwhile, Gooch went to the police department and told officers she planned to spend several days at her daughter's residence. When she set her clothes on a bed, her daughter began screaming at her to tell her to get out of her house.
Gooch said her daughter pinned her against the wall and said "'it would be so easy to kill you right now,'" according to the affidavit.
Police arrested Gooch and booked her into the jail.