Raymond Matthews hits son because he was angry

35-year-old Raymond Matthews was involved in an altercation with his child at Guinevere Court on November 17. Matthews’s son said his father was going around the house to damage items because he was angry. The child said he was trying to stop Matthews before he broke dishes, but Matthews struck him across the face and scratched him. Matthews later told law enforcement that he did hit his son but claimed that he did it in self-defense. Law enforcement didn’t observe any visible injuries but did say that the house seemed like it was ransacked. Matthews was taken into custody and charged with child abuse and neglect.

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