Deputies Arrest Rogers County Mother Accused Of Biting Her Son

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 11:44 am
By: News On 6

ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma – A Rogers County mother was arrested last week after deputies said she repeatedly bit her ten-year-old son.

Deputies were called to the home in the 1300 block of East 530 Road about 7 p.m. last Friday, March 11, 2011.

Deputies noticed visible human bite marks on the boy's face and chest. According to the sheriff's office, the boy had a "small laceration to the palm of his right hand, what appeared to be bite markings on the back of his right shoulder, the front of his right shoulder, the front of his left shoulder."

Deputies said there were also markings "on his left shoulder, right shoulder, left chest, left elbow and upper back."

According to the sheriff's office, the ten-year-old told deputies "My mom pushed me down and bit me."

A witness told deputies the mother pushed the boy to the ground and held him there while biting him. Another witness said the boy was "crying and screaming for help" while he was pinned on the ground.

Deputies arrested 27-year-old Amanda Lynne Richards.

Richards said she was only "playing and wrestling" with her son. Deputies said she didn't remember biting the boy, but admitted to drinking a pint of Tequila and taking Prozac.

Richards was booked into the Rogers County Jail on one complaint of child abuse by injury.

The boy was taken into protective custody and placed with a relative.