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Child calls 911 to save mother from abusive ex

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Putnam County sheriffs office

A 12-year-old boy is being credited with saving his mother’s life after he called 911 during an altercation with her ex-boyfriend.
The incident occurred in Child calls 911 to save mother from abusive ex Putnam County , Florida.
Authorities say the woman went out with her ex-boyfriend 60-year-old Clarence Scranton but soon asked him to take her home because he became verbally abusive.
Scranton initially refused to take the woman home but later agreed when the woman told him that she wanted to check up on her 12-year-old son who was home alone.
Once the woman was dropped off the the home, she ran inside, locked the door and told her son to call 911.
Scranton then kicked in the door and grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her outside.
When Scranton realized that the child was on the phone with police, he began threatening the child and the mother.
The child, however, remained on the phone with police and hid under the bed.
Once police arrived, Scranton ran into the bathroom and closed the door.
Authorities then opened the door to find Scranton in a fighting pose.
Officials then deployed a Taser in an effort to subdue Scranton, however, Scranton still managed to lunge at them.
After a brief tussle, deputies were able to put Scranton into handcuffs but he continued to fight them.
He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, however, at the hospital, authorities noticed that Scranton had something under the sheet.
When they removed the sheet, they found a taser and a hydrocodone pill.
Once Scranton was cleared at the hospital, he was taken into custody and charged with burglary with assault or battery, false imprisonment, obstructing justice by tampering in a first-degree felony, obstructing justice by tampering in a third-degree felony, resisting an officer, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, evidence destroying, violation of probation and two counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony.