Mother in­dicted on charges she as­saulted 2 kids

She’s ac­cused of us­ing a ham­mer, knife and other ob­jects on them.

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE -

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.

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