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Man accused of attacking his daughter

COVINGTON - A domestic dispute between a father and daughter allegedly ended with violence last week at a residence inside the Jamestown community.

The suspect, Larry Thomas, 50, of 770 Oak Street, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, after he allegedly attacked his daughter with a .45 caliber pistol.

The 24-year-old victim told authorities she was visiting a friend in Jamestown on Thursday night when her father came in and began an argument, according to an incident report completed by Deputy Charles Day. Thomas allegedly accused the victim's mother of stealing money that he kept in a box to make his child support payments.

The victim told her father not to talk about her mother because she was not there to defend herself, at which point Thomas reportedly "went crazy" and began hitting his daughter, according to the incident report.

As the victim went outside to call 911, she told Day that Thomas went to his car and retrieved the handgun. Thomas then allegedly fired the gun three or four times, grazing the victim on her forearm with either a bullet or shell casing.

He then struck the victim in the head with the pistol, causing what authorities describe as a hematoma. Despite her injuries, the victim refused medical treatment, Day said.

Thomas has since been released from the Newton County Detention Center on a $8,500 bond, according to jail records.

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com.