A Grovetown mom was arrested this week for using an automotive fan belt to beat her two sons, causing serious injuries, authorities said.
Felicia Gilmore, 28, of Pauline Street, was charged Wednesday with two counts of cruelty to children and causing excessive physical or mental pain.
A Columbia County officer was made aware of the beatings and talked to the woman’s 13-year-old son, who said his mother had “beat him with an automotive fan belt,” a sheriff’s report says. The teen was found with excessive lacerations to his left arm, upper and lower back. The 9-year-old son was found with swelling on his upper and lower leg, both arms and his back.
“The marks on both juveniles were found to have left a pattern from the fan belt,” a sheriff’s report says.
Officers notified DFACS officials and called for an ambulance to take the children to GRU Hospital. A DFACS employee “went over a safety plan with Ms. Gilmore and her live-in boyfriend,” a report says. “(The boys) will be staying with other relatives temporarily.”