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Mother jailed for slapping son after 4-wheeler incident
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A mother will serve a month in jail for slapping her 10-year-old son after he wouldn’t let her ride his four-wheeler drunk.
The mother, Lori Michelle Presley, 31, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of domestic assault, child abuse and public intoxication. She was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $623, and undergo anger management and parenting classes.
According to deputy Jason Fowler, the slap was one of several things Presley did while intoxicated that day.
“She was attempting to ride her 10-year-old’s four-wheeler and when he would not let her, she slapped him across the face,” Fowler wrote in his warrants against Presley.
The incident, which happened at 10 p.m., was followed by an incident involving her 12-year-old daughter. The deputy said Presley became upset after finding out her daughter had called their grandmother.
“She pushed her daughter and son into a bookcase causing a glass picture frame to fall and break,” Fowler revealed.
Presley then started fighting with the grandmother. During the confrontation that followed, Presley’s daughter was again involved.
“She grabbed her daughter’s shirt and ripped it off her,” Fowler said, noting Presley was still irate when officers arrived as she was “yelling and cursing” in the driveway when as they pulled up.
A check of Presley’s record revealed it wasn’t the first time she had been in trouble for abusing her children. Fowler referred to an incident in 2011 in Overton County which also brought charges.