Police: woman bit child in anger over pet mess
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a woman Tuesday with child abuse after she allegedly bit a child in anger.
Police arrested Melissa Patterson, 33, stating she bit the boy on his cheek near his eye. According to investigators, Patterson got mad about a dog defecating on the floor, grabbed the child by the throat, and bit him.
A judge set Patterson's bond at $10,000. She is also not to be on the same property as the victim, can not consume alcohol or controlled substances, can't have a gun or any weapon, and can't have contact with anyone under the age of 17.