Mom of 6-year-old charged with abuse

Friday, March 27, 2009

Relatives of the 6-year-old child hit by a car in Lewisburg on March 7 were arrested last week on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect.

The child's mother, Holly Lynn Perryman, 25, of Adams Street, was arrested by Detective James Johnson of the Lewisburg Police Department on March 16. The warrant sworn out by Johnson on April 13 alleges that Perryman "did not properly supervise her son. This lack of supervision did result in the child being on 2nd Avenue, a street with a high volume of traffic, and the child being struck by a car. This did cause severe bodily injury to the child."

Perryman was unable to make the $50,000 bond that was set, and remains in jail until a court appearance on April 7. She will be represented by the public defender's office.

Tavarus Lamar Greer, 25, of Spring Place Road, turned himself in at the Lewisburg Police Department on March 17, and was arrested by Officer Seth Feinson. The warrant for Greer's arrest is similar to Perryman's, but the injured child is described as his "nephew." In Officer John Christmas' report of the accident, Christmas wrote that Greer picked up the boy and carried him across the street to wait for the ambulance.

Greer was able to make his $50,000 bond and was in court on March 24, where he told Judge Steve Bowden that his family had hired an attorney for him, but he did not know the name. He will be back in court on April 21.

Det. Johnson said the case was "still under investigation."