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York mom accused of assaulting teen

A York woman is accused of being drunk around her teenage daughter before kicking her out of their home Monday, police say.

Tonya Hendricks, 33, is charged with assault and battery and unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a York police report.

Officers responded to the Walmart on Liberty Street late Monday evening on reports of three teens –– a boy and two girls –– being inside the store, saying they had been kicked out of their mother’s apartment, according to the report. One of the teens told officers Hendricks had gotten angry at them for some comments they made and tried to hit the male teen, whose age was not listed.

She missed, hitting one of the girls, who is Hendricks’s niece, the report states. The other girl is Hendricks’s daughter.

After the assault, the teens said Hendricks made them leave her Liberty Street apartment, locking the door behind them. They walked from the apartment to the store to use a phone. They couldn’t contact any other relatives.

When officers went to the apartment, Hendricks’s was in a back bedroom and was “grossly intoxicated,” the report states. When they told her daughter was at Walmart, she said she knew her daughter would get in trouble someday. They explained her daughter wasn’t in trouble.

Officers arrested and charged Hendricks, noting she was drunk around her daughter, the report states. The other teens were released to their parents, and Hendricks’s daughter was released to another family member.