Woman hits child’s father, takes child back after dropping them off because she “changed her mind”

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30-year-old Lativia Jackson was charged with domestic assault and vandalism when she attacked her child’s father while taking the child from his home because she thought he was being disrespectful over a text message.

On March 30th, police received a call from Tony Johnson who stated that he and the mother of his child, Lativia Jackson, had gotten into a physical altercation. Tony told police that he had orientation for a new job downtown and that he and Lativia had been texting all day. During their conversation, Tony said that she had been complaining about being tired and he asked to see his child outside of the parenting plan so that she could rest.

Lativia Jackson (MNPD)
Lativia Jackson (MNPD)

According to Tony, she agreed and picked him up from downtown then dropped him and his child off at his apartment on Burning Tree Drive. Tony stated that he and Lativia continued texting and she said he was being disrespectful over text. After that, Lativia pulled back up to Tony’s residence to take the child back because she “changed her mind.”

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Tony went on to say that Lativia came into his apartment, picked up a mop stick, and kept telling him to give her the child. According to the affidavit, she then hit Tony with an open hand on the left side of his face which broke his glasses. Lativia then left the scene with the child. Police observed that Tony had a swollen left eye.

On April 1st, Lativia Jackson was arrested and charged with domestic assault and vandalism. Her bond was set at $2,500.

Jackson, Lativia5962312715 WHITES CREEK PIKE
Nashville, TN 37207
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Jackson, Lativia5962312715 WHITES CREEK PIKE
Nashville, TN 37207
Vandalism $1,000 or less

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