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Johnson City mother suspected of biting child

Published On: Feb 11 2014 02:40:58 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 11 2014 05:05:58 PM CST
Genavive Garner Stubblefield

Genavive Garner Stubblefield

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A Johnson City mother is charged with one count of felony child abuse following an investigation into a report of an attack on a five-year-old child.

Police said Genavive Garner Stubblefield, 26, bit the child's buttock on January 26. Officers said the child told police her mother bit her as a means of discipline after becoming angry with her.

On Tuesday Stubblefield turned herself in at the Washington County Detention Center, where she is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Her arraignment is set for February 13 in Washington County General Sessions Court.