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Florida Couple Accused of Slapping Kids, Putting One in Headlock During Argument

Florida Couple Arrested for Child Abuse After Slapping Kids: Police
Source: Nassau County Sheriff's Office

Crystal Smith (left) and Antonio Williams (right) accused of slapping two kids and putting one in a headlock during a fight.

Feb. 24 2024, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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A couple in Florida have been arrested after police said they allegedly slapped two children and put one in a headlock.

Police recently responded to a domestic disturbance call in Yulee, according to an arrest report obtained by WJAX-TV.

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At the residence, police spoke with Crystal Smith and her boyfriend Antonio Williams, and Smith reportedly claimed there was nothing to investigate.

According to law enforcement officials, the deputy then spoke with a minor at the home who alleged there was an argument that ended with Smith slapping them.

Another minor at the residence attempted to stop the fight, but Williams allegedly put the child in a headlock, police said. The minor told investigators he was unable to breathe while in the headlock.

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A cousin alleged to police that there was a history of abuse in the household and then provided a DCF report that involved a prior domestic incident with a gun, according to authorities.

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Smith and Williams were both arrested and charged with child abuse and battery, officials said.

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