Child calls police on negligent mother
A Newton County woman called police after her 10-year-old cousin was allegedly punched in the face by the father of two neighborhood boys.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded and talked with the victim and the victim’s cousin.
The 10-year-old was wrestling two neighborhood brothers. The victim stated that the brothers became agitated because he was winning the wrestling match. The broth- ers’ father came out of the house and momentarily stopped the fighting.
The 10-year-old then said that the father allowed the boys to continue wrestling. When the 10-year-old began to beat the brothers again, the father instructed the brothers to go into the house. The father then reportedly punched the child and went back into the house.
Police took the report and left the scene for extra patrolling. However, soon after, the same deputy saw two females outside of the residence where the incident had occurred earlier. The deputy identified the two women as the mother of the two brothers and the mother of the 10-year-old. The deputy advised the mother of the 10-year-old to leave the residence.
The father of the brothers who allegedly punched the child in the face came to the police department to make a statement. The father stated that he stopped the fight and told his sons to get in his truck. The father then stated he took his two sons to the BP gas station on Flat Shoals Road for ice cream.
A juvenile called the police on her mother and her mother’s boyfriend for smoking marijuana and child neglect Sunday.
The juvenile told Newton County deputies that she had been living at the Covington Lodge with her mother. About two months ago, the mother moved down two rooms to live with her boyfriend. The juvenile alleged that since moving rooms, her mother stopped taking care of her. The juvenile reported that the only contact she had with her mother is when her mother would come to cook her dinner.
The juvenile reported that she went to her mother and boyfriend’s room to ask for something to eat. Upon entering the room, the juvenile smelled alcohol and marijuana. When the juvenile flipped on the lights, she told police that her mother was smoking a joint.
At this time, an additional deputy arrived on the scene and the deputies knocked on the door of the mother and boyfriend. The mother stepped outside to talk to the deputies.
The boyfriend then lit a cigarette and began blowing the smoke back into the faces of the deputies. The boyfriend became further agitated and raised his voice, still refusing to give his name unless served with a warrant.
One of the deputies then grabbed the cigarette out of the boyfriend’s mouth in order to get to him to stop blowing smoke on the deputies. The boyfriend responded by trying to grab the cigarette out of the deputy’s hand. The boyfriend was then arrested for two counts of obstruction of an officer.
After the arrest of the boyfriend, the deputies talked with the juvenile again. The juvenile stated that she would be willing to go to a foster home and be placed under the care of DFACS.