Warrant Issued for Woman Accused of Attacking Daycare Owner

Tashiana Schlensker is accused of hitting daycare owner after owner refused to release kids

By Molly Priddy

HELENA — A judge has signed an arrest warrant for a woman who is accused of hitting a Montana daycare owner with a shovel.

District Judge James Manley issued the warrant Wednesday for the arrest of Tashiana Schlensker, who is still at large.

Lake County officials say Ronan daycare owner Martha McClure was caring for three young children belonging to Schlensker’s boyfriend, Francis Joseph Jackson, on Oct. 7.

They say McClure refused to hand over the children to their father because he was drunk and did not have legal custody of them.

Court records say Jackson punched McClure and Schlensker hit her in the face with a snow shovel.

The warrant says Schlensker will be charged with assault with a weapon and held on $100,000 bail.

Jackson was arrested Monday in Usk, Washington, and faces aggravated burglary charges.

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