SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston, Missouri woman is facing domestic assault and resisting arrest charges for allegedly beating her son with a baseball bat.
Sheriff Rick Walter says that on Thursday, deputies responded to 120 Matt Street, in Sikeston, for an alleged assault.
Deputies arrived and were let into the house by the victim.
The victim told deputies the suspect was his mother, Jerry L. Summers, 39, of Sikeston.
Summers came in the room, and the victim was reluctant to tell the deputies what happened. Deputies went with the victim to another room to talk to him.
The victim told deputies that he got in an argument with his Summers, who then began hitting the victim and later picked up a baseball bat.
Summers then allegedly struck the victim numerous times with the bat.
The victim was struck in the face at least one time. He had a swollen jaw and experienced pain when he attempted to chew or open his mouth.
Summers then allegedly grabbed a shotgun and stated she was going to kill herself, so the victim ran out of the room.
When deputies attempted to put handcuffs on Summers, she resisted by pulling her arms away and started to walk away.
Once Summers was placed in handcuffs, she continued to pull away from the deputies.
Jerry L. Summers, 39, of Sikeston, has been charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest charges.
She was transported to the Scott County Jail pending the filing of formal charges by the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney.
Summers remains in custody at the Scott County Jail.
Bond was set by the court at $5,000 cash or surety and no contact with the victim.