Police: Woman slapped neighbor’s 6-year-old son over bicycle dispute

A Vermont woman faces charges after police say she slapped a child in the face.

Kelly Ann Heavner was charged with simple assault for slapping a child.
Kelly Ann Heavner was charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping a child. —Vermont State Police

Melissa Richmond, the child’s mother, called 911 Saturday to report that her 6-year-old son was assaulted by a neighbor, according to Vermont State Police.

Kelly Ann Heavner, 26, was arrested and charged with simple assault after police say she slapped the boy in the face over an argument about a bicycle.

Heavner was released with a criminal citation and told she could not go within 50 feet of the child or his home.

Heavner is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Aug. 2.

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