A Rock Hill woman whose relative reported her to police this week, accusing her of abusing her 11-year-old son, has been charged with cruelty to children after officers learned she punched the boy and threw a shoe at him, according to police records.
Officers arrested Cassandra Yvett Stevenson, 26, on Thursday, Rock Hill Police records show. Detectives investigated the alleged case of child abuse earlier this week before arresting Stevenson, records state.
Authorities accuse Stevenson of abusing her son after the boy tried to run away. A relative contacted Rock Hill Police asking for an investigation, according to an incident report.
When police went to the home on Tuesday, Stevenson was “very uncooperative and hostile” toward officers, the report states. An officer spoke with the boy who said his mother had thrown a shoe at him, which hit him, and that she’d punched him, according to the report.
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The boy also claims his mother has hit him on previous occasions, police say. But, officers wrote in their report that the child had no obvious physical injuries.