Mother “Chokes” Daughter Over Cell Phone Dispute at Econo Lodge
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A dispute between a mother and daughter over a cell phone ended in a Sunbury mother allegedly attempting to choke her daughter because she would not get out of a car on 10/26/18, according to police.
Tyshonda Ashly Renee Graves, 35, of Sunbury, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after Graves allegedly thought that her daughter stole a mobile telephone. Graves then emptied out her daughters book bag that she believed the phone was in at the Econo Lodge.
“I arrived on scene with child picking up belongs out of what appeared to be a school back pack. Tyshonda Graves was on a phone yelling loudly about her daughter stealing a phone. The victim daughter which is a juvenile was yelling that her mom had choked her while attempting to remove her from the car and then threw all the stuff from her back pack all over the ground. Graves had used one hand and grabbed the victim by the front of the neck. A mark on the right side off the victims neck was noticed which appeared to be from a finger nail. The victim stated she could still breathe. The victim stated she was not scared because she able to push her mom away after grabbing her throat. […] Graves stated she did not grab her daughters neck at any time,” read the criminal complaint.
Graves was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment.