Mother indicted on charges she assaulted 2 kids
She’s accused of using a hammer, knife and other objects on them.
A Trotwood mother was indicted Thursday on charges that she assaulted children with a hammer, knife and other objects.
Josie Janelle Coleman, 40, was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on Friday afternoon on two counts of endangering children (torture), two counts of felonious assault and a misdemeanor child endangering charge, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
The charges stem from incidents reported to have happened between June 1 and Oct. 1 involving a 19-year-old and an 11-yearold in Trotwood.
Coleman used a hammer, broom, an extension cord and a vacuum cleaner hose to assault the children, according to a court document. She also is accused of cutting one of them with a knife, she used her bare hands to assault the children and sprayed another child in the face with bug spray, the document stated.
Coleman is being held on a $500,000 bond. She has been in custody since her Oct. 1 arrest at her home, online jail and court records show.
She is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Josie Janelle Coleman is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.