Three women jailed in Canton assault

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From left: Tori Thomas, Summer Thomas and Amanda Terry
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Tori Thomas
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Summer Thomas
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Amanda Terry

Three Washington women are in Washington County jail after they were allegedly involved in an incident at Cee Tee’s Diner in Canton Township Friday afternoon that left one woman with burns on much of her body and at least two other people injured.

Tori Thomas, 25, Summer Thomas, 25, and Amanda Terry, 24, face aggravated assault charges.

According to state police, Tori Thomas went to the diner about 1:50 p.m., demanding child support money from Andrew Herron, 26, of Washington.

When he refused, Tori Thomas, armed with an aluminum baseball bat, returned a half-hour later with Summer Thomas and Terry. Tori Thomas struck Justin Shrader, 27, of Washington, on his right arm with the bat outside the diner, then entered the restaurant and began swinging the bat wildly at employees, police said.

Thomas entered the kitchen swinging the bat and was subdued by an employee who was then assaulted by Summer Thomas and Terry.

Tori Thomas dropped the bat on the floor and picked up a metal container filled with boiling alfredo sauce and threw it onto Carla Smith, 46, of Washington, according to police.

Smith suffered burns on her head, face, neck, arms and hands and was taken by ambulance to the burn unit at UPMC-Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, for treatment.

Thomas was placed in jail on $25,000 cash bond, and Summer Thomas and Terry are being held on $10,000 bond each. The date of a preliminary hearing has not been released.

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