ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Elizabethtown Police said they are investigating after a mother allegedly hit her son with a hammer.
Police said they were called to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 10:30 Thursday morning after staff reported a juvenile with a black eye and injury to his left cheek. Staff later confirmed that the boy had suffered a skull fracture.
The juvenile told police that his mother became upset with him and hit him in the face with a hammer, according to a police report. Police said after hitting her child, Monique McNair told her son to "get out of her house."
EPD said they were called to McNair's home on Michelle Avenue 10 minutes before they were called to Hardin Memorial Hospital. McNair told police that her son had allegedly run away from home. While investigating, police said they saw a hammer and shattered glass on the living room floor.
Detectives said they interviewed McNair's 14-year-old daughter who verified that her mother hit her brother in the face with a hard object. The girl reported the incident to school officials, who picked up McNair to look for the missing boy. McNair told the school official that she "didn't want to go look for him, that she would rather go to Walmart to get her phone fixed," according to an arrest report.
McNair has been charged with assault.