|Linda Fletcher (mug shot SCSO)|
A woman from Ponce De Leon was charged with child abuse after she allegedly kicked her stepson in the face.
Authorities were called to Abesville Elementary to assist the Division of Family Services in an investigation involving a student on April 30th.
Court documents say Linda Marie Fletcher became angry after the young boy woke up early on April 28th and wanted to play. The boy and his brother told authorities that Fletcher told him to get back in bed and that when he called her a child abuser she "kicked him in the face and caused his nose to bleed."
The father of the children, who court documents say made the boy clean up his own blood, says Fletcher hit the boy in the face with her hand.
Fletcher is being held in the Stone County jail on $25,000 bond.