Crime

July 28, 2014

Elgin man charged with assaulting 12-year-old son

An Elgin man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his 12-year-old son, officials say.

An Elgin man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his 12-year-old son, officials say.

Antonio Green, 48, was arrested Saturday after he argued with and hit his son in the early morning hours Saturday over some missing keys, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in a statement released Monday.

During the argument, Green hit the boy on the head with a flashlight and with his fists, Matthews said.

The boy then fled the home and went to several nearby houses looking for help. A resident at one of the homes called 911. Deputies arrested Green at his residence and took him to the Kershaw County Detention Center.

The boy was treated by Kershaw County EMS and was then taken to an area hospital, Matthews said.

Green has been charged with assault and battery in the second degree and his bond was set Sunday for $20,000. He remains in jail at this time.

The boy has been removed from the home and is staying with relatives.

Green has an extensive arrest record that includes arrests for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, criminal domestic violence, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and multiple arrests for driving under the influence and driving under suspension, Matthews said.

Mindy Lucas

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