Summerville Man Charged With Hitting Woman and Juvenile

A Summerville man has been charged with hitting a woman and a juvenile during a domestic dispute, according to information from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.

Forty-four-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Hennon was arrested after deputies responded to a call around 2 AM last Saturday on South Second Street in Summerville.

Deputies said that they were called to the area because of juveniles who were heard to be screaming in the street.  Deputies arrived on the scene and spoke with a woman asking her to make sure that the juveniles were not yelling in the street.

After the deputies left, they traveled one street over and could hear the juveniles screaming again.  When they went back and investigated, they spoke with a juvenile who had obvious injuries from being hit.  The juvenile said that Hennon had hit him along with his mother.  Deputies later learned that Hennon had allegedly thrown the juvenile against a wall and slapped him in the face.  The woman at the residence said that she had been assaulted by Hennon as well.  The woman was under the influence of alcohol, according to deputies, and she had a swollen lip from where Hennon had allegedly hit her.

Hennon was arrested and charged with cruelty to children in the first degree, battery and cruelty to children in the third degree and was booked into the Chattooga County Jail.