Clarksville Mom Arrested After Neighbors Report Child Screaming
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville mother was arrested after neighbors called police to report a child screaming.
Police were called by a neighbor on Market Street around midnight Monday after hearing a woman hitting her son, and the child screaming. A group had gathered outside the apartment, and wanted to enter to stop the woman.
Officers arrived to hear the screams and slapping sounds. Police said 35-year-old Jessica Mires answered the door, and was intoxicated and uncooperative. After speaking with Mires' nine-year-old son, investigators discovered Mires became upset with the boy because his clothes weren't ready for school the next day. She then began to hit the child on the back, leaving red marks, according to police.
Mires was taken into custody. She was booked at the Montgomery County jail on child abuse/neglect charges. Her bond was set at $1,000.
Paramedics checked the child out at the scene, but he was not taken to the hospital. The Department of Children's Services was contacted, and the child was left at the home with an adult male.