Mother, boyfriend held in child-abuse case


Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the arrest of a mother who, officials said, allowed her boyfriend to “viciously” abuse her child.
Special Victims Unit Investigators were searching for the boyfriend, Lamontio Alexis Kirksey, 31, of Darlington. He was accused of causing great bodily harm to his girlfriend’s child by brutally beating the child with belts, drop cords and phone chargers.
Kirksey was in custody by last Thursday, officials said.
“There is absolutely nothing more important than protecting our children, and my investigators will stop at nothing to bring those who hurt our children to justice,” stated Chavis.
Recently, the child was taken to an area hospital unresponsive, requiring extensive medical treatment. Special Victims Unit investigators allege the mother of the child, Katherine Fullard, 30, of Darlington, allowed Kirksey to abuse the child.
Fullard has been arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child and was in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. Kirksey was wanted for unlawful neglect of a child.

Author: Rachel Howell

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