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3/1/2013 5:18:00 PM
Couple arrested and charged with neglecting children

A couple has been arrested and charged with neglecting their two 8-year-old children after deputies responded to their house in reference to a civil disturbance late Wednesday night.

According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to 503 Hitching Post Road at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night after receiving a call from Carolyn Marie Hawthorne, 46, saying that her husband, William Charles Hawthorne III, 46, was intoxicated and would not leave the residence.

According to the report, deputies saw Carolyn and William “hollering and cussing at each other.” The report states that both were drunk and that deputies saw “numerous” dogs both inside and outside. There were dog feces and trash all over the floor and roaches crawling everywhere, according to the report.

While talking to the Hawthornes, deputies learned that there were two 8-year-old children, one male and one female, sleeping inside, according to the report. Deputies saw the female child lying in the floor in her school clothes. The floor was “extremely dirty” and there was dog chewing on an empty Spam can next to the child, according to the report. Deputies saw that dog move and another crawl onto the child while eating a pack of crackers. Two other dogs then began fighting right next to the child, the report states.

The male child was in a bedroom sleeping. The report states that the bedroom was also dirty and cluttered with junk. As deputies began making arrangements with DSS to take the children, the Hawthornes began screaming, “(Expletive) the Greenwood police! They are trying to steal my children.” The report states that, while taking the children outside, William Hawthorne began telling the male child to run from the police.

The report states that, as one of the deputies was walking out of the house, Carolyn Hawthorne said, “Get the (expletive) out of my house,” and slammed the door on the deputy, knocking him down the steps. Carolyn Hawthorne was then placed under arrest for assault and battery and taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center.

Carolyn Hawthorne was also charged with two counts of unlawful neglect toward a child. Her bond has been set at $11,000 cash or surety. William Hawthorne was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of unlawful neglect toward a child. His bond has been set at $10,000 cash or surety. Both are currently being held at the Greenwood County Detention Center.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: james w

Mmmm.. white trash at its finest.. smh.

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: sandy fleming

I can't believe that this horrible father used to be my neighbor and my boys playmate growing up. What in the world happened to him for him to turn out like this? I know his parents divorce probably upset him and moving from his nice brick home afterwards, but is this any excuse to throw your life away and neglect your children. They are a gift from God, and are to be loved and nourished. Hopefully someone will take good care of them from now on.


Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: J Green

If you cant do any better for your children, please give them to someone who can. Children are innocent and did not ask to be born. They deserve better than to live in squaller. There are plenty of people that can't have children and would do great by those kids. And if you can't do any better for your animals as well, give them to others who can. They also deserve better. If they are not fit to take care of their pets then that says how they would take care of their children. PITIFUL! Lord, help them all.

Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: Carol Bishop

My heart breaks for these children.

Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Article comment by: BEVERLY McKee

My HEART BREAKS ,for those s CHILDREN ,,,,
They have NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER ----
Parents ,that act like that ,,SHOULD AND WILL BE HELD ACOUNTABLE , OUR GOD SEE's ALL ,,SO SAD




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