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Tallahassee woman attacks mother, stepfather

Terrika Marks
Posted at 11:19 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 07:19:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was arrested after her mother and stepfather accused her of harming them during an argument.

Terrika Marks, 30, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Saturday.

On Dec. 8, 2017, Marks and her mother were arguing when her stepfather told Marks to stop arguing with her mother. When Marks approached her stepfather in an "aggressive" manner, her mother got between them to prevent a fight.

Her mother was concerned that her husband, whose left arm was in a sling, would injure himself so she tried to defend him.

While the mother stood between Marks and her stepfather, Marks reached around and grabbed him, scratching at his face and biting his hand.

After Marks disengaged from the fight, her mother walked to the kitchen to get her cell phone from a counter top.

When her mother picked up the phone, Marks grabbed her hand and squeezed it so hard she fractured her mother's pinky finger, a deputy wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

Marks then left the house.

The victims told investigators that this wasn't the first time Marks had battered them. According to court documents, Marks was arrested back in January 2016 for battering her mother and stepfather. 

Marks did not show up for a scheduled interview, so a warrant was issued for her arrest. She turned herself in on Saturday.

She was later released on a $6,000 bond and faces one count of domestic battery and one count of domestic aggravated battery.

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