911 call by boy, 8, leads to father’s CDV charge

cwinston@thestate.comOctober 17, 2013 

— A 911 call by an 8-year-old boy shortly after midnight Thursday led to his father’s arrest for assaulting the boy’s mother.

Reynaldo Byers, 29, was charged with criminal domestic violence in the incident, at Rice Terrace Apartments in Northeast Columbia, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Curtis Wilson said the fight between the couple started as a verbal altercation, and then grew physical. When the woman was injured and not allowed to call for help, the couple’s 8-year-old son ran to a neighbor’s house and called authorities.

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