Casper woman arrested for domestic assault after allegedly striking her two children

At approximately 9:56 pm Casper Police Officers responded to Indian Paintbrush for what was initially reported as child abuse. Officers advised in court records that a woman, identified as Danielle Drake, had allegedly 'punched' her two daughters before leaving the residence. Upon arrival officers made contact with with the father who stated in court records that he had received a phone call from his daughters who reported that they had been hit by their mother. When officers spoke with the Drake she stated, that she had an argument with her daughters. During the argument her daughter began throwing, 'things' at her. She stated that her daughter then punched her in the back. After more fighting, according to court records, Drake retaliated in 'self-defense and punched her. Drake then stated that the other daughter grabbed her around her neck. Drake told officers, 'I was assaulted' and could not remember if she had struck her daughter, and admitted in court records that she 'may have hit her'. Officers recorded statements from the children and arrested Drake for domestic assault. #oilcity #news