Rock Hill grandmother accused of hitting child with mop bucket

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 6, 2013 

— Police accuse a Rock Hill grandmother of throwing several household items at her mother and daughter before hitting her grandson with a mop bucket on Friday.

At about 3:40 p.m., police were called to an Autumn Breeze Court home where they found the victims locked inside a bathroom for protection, according to a Rock Hill police report. After knocking and waiting for several minutes, a woman opened the door and said her mother, Carolyn Jones, threw items at them after an argument over money.

Police spoke with the woman and Jones’ mother outside of the house, the report states. Jones’ daughter said the 48-year-old Jones had been drinking when she became upset about money.

She started throwing items at her family members until she eventually tossed a mop bucket at her daughter, hitting her in the leg, as well as hitting her 3-year-old grandson in the face.

When police spoke with the boy, he said, “grandma hit me,” the report states. Jones’ mother, 73, said Jones hit her on the right arm with an “unknown object,” causing her to bleed.

Jones denied hitting anyone, the report states, although police could smell alcohol on her breath. Officers arrested her, charging her with third-degree assault and battery and unlawful conduct toward a child.

By Monday afternoon, she was still held at the York County Detention Center on a $3,092 bond.

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