Guyton, GA— Last Monday, after 10:00, a 31-year-old intoxicated woman lost control of her temper and began beating her five-year-old in a convenience store. When a witness attempted to intervene and stop Stacey Lynn Thomas in order to prevent the beating, the bystander got attacked as well. Thomas began slapping the child moments after walking into the convenience store, and when she felt slapping the child was not enough, she used a mop handle from nearby to continue the beating. Thomas also attacked the witness that attempted to stop the brutal beating, went after the witness with the same mop handle, and later left the store.
The convenience store clerk notified police by phone as the attacked witness followed Thomas out of the store; after the witness approached the assailant, Thomas attempted to run the witness over with her vehicle. Thankfully, the witness was unharmed when Thomas ended up running the vehicle into a concrete barrier. Witness reports led to the arrest of Thomas, and she was brought to Bulloch County Jail. She has been charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, cruelty to a child, and she has also been charged with striking with a fixed object. DCF took the child from Thomas and has given the child over to the care of a more responsible and caring guardian.
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