Mom charged after punching 15-year-old daughter

A mother has been taken into custody after her 15-year-old daughter told police that her mother punched her in the mouth and shoulder during a drunken fight. 

Jackie Monique Dobbins, 45, has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault and misdemeanor child abuse. 

Salisbury Police were called to the 500 block of East Lafayette St. after a teacher contacted them with concerns about a student. 

The officers spoke with the teen, who told them that her mother often got drunk and hit her. She told officers that last week, her mother punched her in the mouth and busted her lip. She also said that last Saturday her mother punched her in the shoulder during an argument.

Dobbins was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center.