The woman was identified as Leah Marie Hodges. Her father reported that he had taken his daughter shopping and, when they got back, she became angry when she realized that others in the household had been eating baked goods that were intended for her. She called her mother derogatory names, which is when her father told her that she should walk back to her home.
Hodges proceeded to remove a carton of cigarettes from her father’s office, which is when he told her she couldn’t take them. Leah then picked up a folding table and struck her father with it. A deputy said that, when he came to the scene, the father’s forearm was bleeding.
Leah was arrested on charges of battery and has since been booked in jail.
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