ESTERO, Fla. - An Estero woman faces charges of child abuse for dragging a child by his hair across the parking lot at the Coconut Point Mall last Friday.
Deputies were dispatched to the mall after receiving a call about the incident. Witnesses told the deputies that the woman, Shurlene Christy Elmer, 35, was dragging a boy by his hair. The boy suffered multiple injuries on his legs and head along with scratch marks on his body.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Nine witnesses gave statements about the incident. Elmer was charged with child abuse.