Grand­mother slices grand­son

Woman ar­rested for cru­elty to chil­dren

The Covington News - - Front page -

One New­ton County grand­mother will not be winning awards for grand­par­ent of the year af­ter she was ar­rested fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion that left her 15year-old grand­son slashed twice on the arm, while two other chil­dren (ages 2 and 12) watched.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the New- ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, deputies were called to a home on Shoals Creek Road in ref­er­ence to a fam­ily fight. When they ar­rived they found three ju­ve­niles and 53-year-old Jen­nifer Crutch­field, grand- mother to at least one of the chil­dren.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, an ar­gu­ment be­tween Crutch­field and her 15-year old grand­son be­gan when she asked him for the lo­ca­tion of a glass ash­tray. It is un­clear why the fight es­ca­lated the way it did, but ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the ju­ve­nile said that Crutch­field came into the bath­room while he was in there and kicked him, and at that time he grabbed her arms.

The fight con­tin­ued into the kitchen of the res­i­dence, which is where the juve- nile’s grand­mother al­legedly grabbed a knife and cut him twice on the arm. The teenager also suf­fered from other lac­er­a­tions, al­legedly at her hands. In the kitchen a 12-year-old and a two-year-old wit­nessed the al­ter­ca­tion be­tween grand­mother and grand­son.

Crutch­field was ar­rested and charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault, two counts of cru­elty to chil­dren in the third de­gree and sim­ple bat­tery. The 15-year-old ju­ve­nile was also ar­rested and charged with sim­ple bat­tery.


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