Sheriff: Dad arrested for assaulting son
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:18:26 GMT —
KERSHAW COUNTY (WACH) - A Kershaw County man is behind bars after investigators say he attacked his son over missing keys.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said 48 year-old Antonio Green was drunk and got into an argument with his 12 year-old son over missing keys.
Matthews said during the argument Green hit his son in the head with the flashlight and his fists.
Investigators said the boy ran for help and a neighbor called police.
Matthews said Green has been charged with 2nd degree assault and battery and a judge set his bond at $20,000.
â??This is a very sad situation. No child should be subjected to this kind of abuse by a parent. Mr. Greenâ??s alcohol problem and the violence it leads to needs to be dealt with before he more seriously injures someone,â?? said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Green remains in the Kershaw County Detention Center and the victim is staying with relatives.