A Baker woman, summoned to school to discuss her daughter’s suspension, wound up in Parish Prison Tuesday after threatening an assistant principal, Baker police say.
While investigating the complaint, Baker detectives uncovered allegations that the mother, 30-year-old Andrea Jackson, and Johnell Wallace, Jackson’s 38-year-old boyfriend, also beat Jackson’s 13-year-old daughter with a belt and handgun, a Baker police report says.
The assistant principal of Baker Middle School told police that Jackson threatened to “kick his a**” if she “ever caught him alone in the Wal-Mart parking lot,” the report says.
The administrator told police Jackson also threatened him Jan. 20 after he’d called her to the school to talk about behavioral issues with her children, the report says.
Eyewitnesses confirmed to police that Jackson threatened to break the assistant principal’s leg during the Jan. 20 confrontation, the report says.
Jackson’s daughter told police that Wallace and her mother punched her in the head. They then passed a belt back and forth, taking turns striking her, the report says.
Jackson then grabbed a handgun and used the weapon to beat her daughter repeatedly across the back, the report alleges.
A Baker detective noted bruising and marks on the girl consistent with the alleged abuse, the report states.
Jackson and Wallace told police they’d hit the girl several times with the belt “because the victim was trying to avoid being struck on her buttocks area,” the report says.
Police booked Jackson on two counts of simple assault and one count each of cruelty to juveniles, domestic abuse battery and aggravated battery.
Wallace was arrested on counts of cruelty to juveniles and domestic abuse battery.
Both remained in jail Wednesday afternoon. Bail for Wallace is set at $47,500 and bail for Jackson is set at $62,500.