A Muncie mother landed in jail after she allegedly used a crayon to scratch the word “bitch” on her son’s forehead and sent him to school.
“She said she was just messing around,” said Delaware County sheriff’s investigator Nancy Marvin, who handles domestic abuse cases.
Marvin went to Selma Elementary School on Tuesday where she interviewed the 9-year-old son of Sherri A. Feuston, 30, and was able to read the marking on the child’s forehead.
The fourth-grade victim told police that his mother held him down, sitting on his chest, and scratched the word into his forehead while her boyfriend held his feet.
Feuston was picked up for questioning Wednesday and said she was just playing with her son, denying that she was doing anything to hurt him.
Marvin also reported that the mother had used a belt to discipline the son and had struck the child in the eye when she flipped a towel at him.
Feuston, 2121 W. Memorial Drive, was preliminarily charged with neglect of a dependent, battery and criminal confinement. She was held Thursday on a $20,000 bond.