Two Arrested in Anderson for Child Abuse
ANDERSON, S.C. Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested an Anderson couple for abusing an infant and denying it medical treatment. Deputies were called to the AnMed Health Emergency Room yesterday afternoon when a 17 month-old female child was brought in with head trauma. The infant was found to have numerous skull and facial fractures, along with burns, inconsistent with accidental injuries. An investigation into the incident resulted in the child’s mother, Ebonee’ Angelica Bowers (23), being arrested and charged with Inflicting Great Bodily Injury Upon a Child. The mother’s boyfriend, Dametrius Wadell Freeman (22), who is not the child’s natural father, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child. The couple lived together at 2103 South Main Street, Apt. 11-C, in Anderson, where the incident occurred on August 3. Bowers has two other children – another 17 month-old female (the injured child’s twin) and a two year-old male. Neither showed signs in injury. All three children have been placed in protective custody. The injured child was taken and admitted to the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Her condition is critical. Both are in the Anderson County Detention Center awaiting a Bond Hearing.