A New Vineyard woman was arrested Tuesday on domestic violence charges after her 12-year-old son told school officials that the woman strangled him, sat on him until he couldn’t breathe and threatened to kill him with a knife.
Terry Gray, 34, was arrested and charged with class B aggravated domestic violence assault, class D domestic violence terrorizing and class D domestic violence threatening with a dangerous weapon in connection with the alleged assault on her son.
The allegations against Gray were first raised by the boy in school.
Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the child told a teacher and a guidance counselor that Gray had strangled him Monday, “sat on him to the point where he couldn’t breathe” and then threatened to kill him and his father with a knife.
Nichols said that after the disclosure, school officials contacted the sheriff’s department and deputies went to Gray’s home, where they interviewed the boy. Following the interview, Deputy Andrew Morgan arrested her on the felony and two misdemeanor charges.
The 12-year-old child was not injured. Nichols said the Department of Health and Human Services is investigating and has placed the child with a family member.
Gray was being held at the Franklin County jail late Wednesday. A court date will be scheduled to set bail.