Mother not charged after fight with teen son

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An Augusta woman was briefly arrested on child cruelty charges after her son told police that she had hit him on the face and upper chest with a belt.

Richmond County jail records state that Patricia Diane Hewitt, 38, of the 3500 block of Biltmore Place, was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the incident. The the charge was later dropped.

A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday an officer responded to a domestic dispute between Hewitt and her 15-year-old son at their residence. Hewitt told the officer that she had tried to discipline her son for coming home late, and that her son had pushed her and then struck her with a closed fist. The officer noticed a small amount of blood on the left side of the woman’s temple.

The son told the officer that his mother had struck him with a belt several times, and the officer observed a large welt under the son’s left eye and what appeared to be the imprint of a belt buckle on the teenager’s face.

Hewitt, her son and a witness to the dispute were all taken to the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center for further investigation, and Hewitt was subsequently arrested and charged, the report states.

Those charges were later dropped.

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GrandmaCarolyn
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GrandmaCarolyn 01/21/10 - 10:17 am
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I believe in "Spare the rod

I believe in "Spare the rod and spoil the child" however, God provided a better place. A belt buckle does not belong across anyone's face. At 15 years of age, taking their Ipod and/or cell phone away is much more punishment than a red and sore bottom plus, 15 is a little old to be spanking.

Just me 2
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Just me 2 01/21/10 - 10:47 am
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Where is Dad?

Where is Dad?

hopefulinaugusta
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hopefulinaugusta 01/21/10 - 12:29 pm
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Why do people always ask "

Why do people always ask " where is dad" Either he is not home or the sorry bum walked out, or whatever. Life still goes on in the best manner in which a mother knows how. I applaud this mother for the discipline she is instilling. Thats right mom, if he breakes your rules go to his a__

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ron_rlw 01/21/10 - 12:38 pm
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Why wasn't the son arrested

Why wasn't the son arrested instead of the mother ... "The officer noticed a small amount of blood on the left side of the woman’s temple."

corgimom
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corgimom 01/21/10 - 08:06 pm
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You will see him in the paper

You will see him in the paper in the future, and not in a good way. That poor woman. GrandmaCarolyn, he assaulted his mother, he punched his mother in the head and you want to take away his cell phone? And he's not done yet, she has more trouble coming.

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jamesmonty 01/21/10 - 09:14 pm
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It sounds to me, since the

It sounds to me, since the charges were dropped against her, after hearing mother, son, and those that witnessed the altercation, the mother must have not used the belt until it became a matter of self-defense.

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pbfhell 01/21/10 - 11:34 pm
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If the charges were dropped

If the charges were dropped on the mother was the son charged? It is no longer self defense when a foreign object is brought into the fight! Her life had to be in danger, a small amount of blood does not indicate life threatening. So the 15 year old came home late, does he deserve to be beaten with a belt? She obviously knows how to call the police why didn't she do that when he "so she says" hit her? Kids have and will always defy their parents, if she cannot handle her child maybe she shouldn't have them! They were all taken to the police station for "further investigation" and they found enough to charge her, why did the judge drop the charges? She should have never been charged if it was "self defense". Hitting a person in the face with a belt buckle is warranted if you are being raped, robbed, or your life will be lost if you do not act. Sorry mom you took this one a little too far!

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Proverbs3.6 01/22/10 - 04:13 am
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pbfhell: I am the mother of

pbfhell: I am the mother of the teen. I never struck my son AT all. There was not any imprint of a belt buckle on my son's face. He should have been charged as this is the second time he has struck me in the face, and he has also struck my 3 year old and my 9 year old the same way and after many phone calls to local agencies, I received NO guidance or any recommendations as to how to protect myself or the other children in the home. The child is actually 16 and on probation for assault charges.

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MarshCroaked 01/22/10 - 04:31 am
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I'll ask again, where is the

I'll ask again, where is the man (men) who helped produce these children?

corgimom
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corgimom 01/22/10 - 08:29 am
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Proverbs, I am so sorry to

Proverbs, I am so sorry to hear this. Call his probation officer and tell him he violated probation. Get him out of your house before a terrible tragedy happens. Can you send him to live with someone?

Proverbs3.6
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Proverbs3.6 01/22/10 - 08:57 am
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His probation officer and all

His probation officer and all of Juvenile Justice knows of each and every probation violation that he has. For some reason, they won't hold him accountable. And because he is violent and has had numerous other charges, his father and significant other do not want him in their home as they have other children in their home as well.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/22/10 - 09:37 am
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Proverbs, it's because he's

Proverbs, it's because he's so close to 17- and that's what they are waiting for, because then he can be tried as an adult. I am so very sorry this is happening to you.

pbfhell
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pbfhell 01/22/10 - 09:04 pm
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Proverbs: First off let me

Proverbs: First off let me start by saying a son should NEVER his his mother! I cannot imagine my son raising his hand to me and if he did he would get hit right back, but with my "closed fist"! I don't know if you hit him with a belt or not that is between you and him, but I will say this; it sounds like your son needs some tough love! He is not respecting himself and with that he cannot treat you with respect....so it needs to be taught...military style. Boys 16, 17 years old think they are ten feet tall and bullet proof! Well they are not! It sounds like his is already in a lot of trouble and he is going to ruin his life! It seems as though all control has been lost and he needs boot camp! When a man that he doesn't know is up in his face yelling at him to the point he wants to cry...that is when he will respect himself and rebuild his self esteem from the bottom up! And with that he will feel HORRIBLE for what he did to his mother! He needs help! If he is being violent towards his mother, a 9 year old, and even worse a 3 year old what would he do to someone that isn't family?

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