CRESTVIEW — A woman was charged with child abuse after an altercation with her parents that led her to push her son into a wall.
On Feb. 25, police responded to a home to find the 29-year-old woman standing in the front yard, visibly upset, and stating that her mother and stepfather had “assaulted her” and locked her out of the home. According to a Crestview Police Department arrest report, she went on to say that she had been in an argument with the couple and her mother eventually went to her room to gather her belongings to tell her to leave, and the woman attempted to stop her.
She then, as she put it, “tripped over” her son as she was walking towards her room. Her mother locker her out of the house.
The woman said she had her own apartment, but had been staying at her parent’s home for a brief period of time.
Her mother and son, however, told police a different story. The son, whose age was redacted from the report, said his mother had been yelling at his grandmother, so he went into the living room to tell them to stop yelling. He said his grandmother then went into the defendant’s room to gather her things to get her to leave the residence, and then he saw his mother “tackle” his grandmother.
The son said he pulled his mother off of his grandmother, at which point his mother then pushed him into the wall and hurt his leg.
The grandmother told police she had been trying to get her daughter to leave the house and the pair were in a hallway when the son ran in between them. She said the mother then knocked him to the floor and began crying. She said he told his mother he “hated her.”
The Crestview woman was charged with child abuse without causing great bodily harm, a felony.