He is confined to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military base. The veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars is a helicopter mechanic.
Tabor is accused of pulling his daughter's head backward into the kitchen sink at their home in Yelm on Jan. 31 because she would not recite her ABCs.
Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil said Tabor knew she was afraid of water and thought it was an appropriate punishment.
She has been place in the care of her maternal grandparents.