Baretha Grandison (Picture: Courtesy of the Escambia County Jail)

A Cantonment woman allegedly turned an extension twine into a weapon, folding the twine into a loop and applying it to beat a woman who was not intended to be participating in online games on a phone.

Baretha Grandison, 35, was arrested Sunday, charged with cruelty toward a kid and booked into the Escambia County Jail with a $50,000 bond. County records indicated that she remained in custody as of Wednesday.

Her redacted arrest report did not supply facts about Grandison’s partnership with the abused female.

Nonetheless, it did condition that the abuse occurred Aug. 18 at a property in Escambia County.

The morning right after the abuse, Grandison explained to the female to “pack her clothes,” drove the girl to a youth shelter referred to as the Currie Home, dropped the female off and left her there, according to the report.

A Florida Division of Youngsters and People caseworker started an investigation following observing bruises and marks on the girl’s physique at the Currie Home, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was contacted.

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An ECSO deputy was dispatched to the Currie Dwelling on Aug. 22 and demonstrated photographs of the girl’s arms and legs depicting “multiple contemporary bruises, marks and welts,” the report mentioned. Several of the marks have been “loop” shaped. 

The girl defined to the deputy that on Aug. 18, she had been caught taking part in video games on a cell phone that Grandison had beforehand been taken away from her and that she was not supposed to have.

Grandison instructed the woman to follow her into a back bed room and sit in a chair, the report stated. Grandison yelled at the lady, grabbed an extension cord and made use of it to strike the woman in the back again.

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The female attempted to depart the back again bedroom, but Grandison instructed her to sit back down, the report stated. The lady sat on the flooring, and Grandison consistently whipped the female with the cord. Immediately after it was around, the female ran to a lavatory, put product on her wounds for the agony, went to her possess bed room, locked the door and went to slumber.

The next early morning, Grandison took the girl to the Currie Home and “had not spoken to her since” dropping the lady off on Aug. 19, the report stated.

Authorities issued a warrant calling for Grandison’s arrest.  

Colin Warren-Hicks can be achieved at [email protected] or 850-435-8680.

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