Farmdale couple arrested on charges of child endangering and domestic violence
A Farmdale couple was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of child endangering and domestic violence.
Dennis and Erica Williams, of Kinsman Township, were booked into the Trumbull County Jail after allegedly pushing their child's head under water in a bathtub.
A woman called 911 after her daughter received messages from the victim saying their parents were pushing their head under water.
Officers responded to Mayburn Barclay Road where the Williams said they were arguing with the victim and placed them in the bath tub with cold water to calm them down, according to the police report.
Both parents denied pushing the victim's head under water. However, they did say they poured water on their head and the victim would go under water while "fighting and kicking" them.
The victim provided officers with a saved video from their phone where screaming could be heard from the bathroom. Both of the Williams' children had bruises on their arms from allegedly being "grabbed and restrained" by both Erica and Dennis.
Both children are staying with the woman who called 911.
The parents are not permitted to contact their children and they have to wait for a judge's decision regarding contact.
Erica and Dennis will appear in the Eastern District Court on Thursday, November 10.