ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 48-year-old St. Paul woman is accused of punching her 11-year-old daughter several times after a domestic incident, according to charges filed Thursday by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

Linda Jene Thomas was charged with one felony count of domestic assault and one count of malicious punishment of a child in connection with the incident.

According to a criminal complaint, St. Paul Police were called to a residence on the 90 block of Magnolia Avenue West at about 7:24 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a domestic assault of a child. When authorities arrived, they spoke with a man who dropped his son off at the residence and he said that Thomas started yelling at them.

The complaint states his 11-year-old daughter, who was upstairs in the home during the argument, came downstairs to get a glass of water. That’s when Thomas yelled at the girl to go back upstairs or she would beat her up. Before the girl had any time to turn around, Thomas proceeded to punch the girl in the face, causing her nose to bleed.

Both the man and his son had to pull Thomas off the girl, according to the complaint. Both also told police that Thomas had been drinking heavily for the past two days and has a severe drinking problem. The victim had blood coming from her nose and going down her shirt. They also both told police Thomas punched the girl in the face several times and threw her to the floor.

Thomas told police the girl was punched in the face when she got in the middle of a fight between Thomas and the man, but that it was not true that she punched the girl several more times and threw her to the floor, the complaint states.

Thomas was arrested and is currently in the Ramsey County Jail. She faces up to six years in jail and $13,000 in fines.

Comments (14)
  1. Adam says:

    nature weeding out the stupid

    1. Latreesha Hawkins says:

      It’s Kevins Mom!!

    2. LaQueesha says:

      Typical Ghetto-style parenting..

  2. prokop says:

    She looks like a winner.

  3. just sayin says:

    Stay classy …….

  4. Kevin says:

    aint kevin dumb?

  5. PJO says:

    you cant excuse what she did because what she did was unexcusable.but how many of us can say they haven’t lost their temper at inappropriate times? let he ( she in this case ) without sin cast the first stone.

  6. Jake says:

    OMG, here is the list of convictions, going back to 1993, which suggests to me that she wasn’t born or raised HERE:

    Gross DWI, Refuse BAC Test, No INS, Speeding, Violating restricted DL
    2 months later, Aggravated DWI, Refuse BAC Test, Driving after cancellation
    7 months later, Aggravated DWI, Refuse BAC Test
    False name to Officer, obstruct legal process, speeding
    Felony theft of Public Assistance
    Check Forgery
    Check Forgery
    Equipment Violation, no proof of insurance
    Financial transaction credit card FRAUD
    DWI, refuse to submit to test
    Disorderly Conduct
    Domestic Abuse, Violate order for protection and no contact order
    Domestic Abuse and Assault, Violate order for protection, no contact order,

    I left out a few of the ‘minor’ infractions, just to be understanding. There were some time gaps in between some of these offenses, I assume that she was spending some time in the BIG house, sobering up.

    1. keep the checks coming says:

      Thats quite a record. When would she ever find time to work? Another imported welfare slug.

  7. Rags says:

    She looks like Al Sharpton’s daughter.

  8. Kevin says:

    Aint diversity grand????? Excellence in being a singel parent…..

    1. anyone tired of Kevin? says:

      Hey Kevin,
      why don’t you get off of the computer and take an English/grammar class…learn how to spell too…then maybe you could come up with a new phrase.

      Your ‘Ain’t diversity grand’ phrase is really BORING and overused!

      1. ^ dork alert above ^ says:

        Hahahahaha! And we can tell that you don’t pay attention to the great swami known as Kevin… Hahahahahaha!

        Ya know, there are literally tens of thousands of us Kevins out here, including me, and I personally would vote for Kevin to become the Governor of this State in a heartbeat – seriously. Matter O fact, there are way more Kevins out here than is productive (sic) diversity endorsers, and we’re going to keep at it FOREVER, until we finally and inevitably pound the facts into the moral majority of heads out here. Stop being brainless and smell the real coffee, already…

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