Both parents have been given probation after their 2-year-old daughter was hit in the face by a bowl of hot chili while they were fighting with one another.
The father, Jamie D. Jordan and mother, Samantha Jordan, both entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on Tuesday afternoon to charges of domestic assault. They were both given 11-month, 29-day judicial diversions, meaning they will have their criminal records erased after their probation is complete. They will also have to take anger management classes and will have their mutual restraining order lifted after they have completed two classes.
They were charged after their daughter was hit in the face by a flying bowl of hot chili, heaved by Mr. Jordan during a verbal disagreement with his wife that turned physical.
“Mr. Jordan stated he had been drinking and he and his wife were arguing,” recalled McMinnville police officer Katelyn Neal. “She got upset and hit him in the side of the head.”
Jordan admitted the blow from his wife made him mad and he retaliated with the closest thing he could grab.
“He got angry and threw a hot bowl of chili,” officer Neal said. “When he threw the bowl it hit his 2-year-old daughter’s lip, busting it.”
In addition to the other terms of their probation, the couple will be required to take parenting classes.