Crime

June 2, 2014

Rock Hill girl, 13, charged with assaulting mom over drug money

A Rock Hill teenager became “enraged” on Saturday when her mother questioned her about using money to buy drugs and allegedly punched the woman in the face before police charged her with assault and battery, authorities say.

A Rock Hill teenager became “enraged” on Saturday when her mother questioned her about using money to buy drugs and allegedly punched the woman in the face before police charged her with assault and battery, authorities say.

The girl’s mother, 35, told police that she confronted her daughter, 13, about possibly purchasing drugs with her spending money, according to a Rock Hill police report. When she took the money from the girl to prevent her from buying any more narcotics, the teen charged at her mother from the other side of the room, punching the woman hard in the face.

The woman suffered a bloody gash on her face, the report states. The girl told police she became “enraged” with her mother and admitted to punching her in the face during their dispute over money. The mother told police that she and her daughter have had ongoing problems and, during the last incident, the York County juvenile solicitor’s office advised her to press charges.

Police issued the girl a juvenile summons charging her with third-degree assault and battery.

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