TREASURE ISLAND – An 18-year-old was arrested on child abuse charges Tuesday after police say he chased the victim with a sledgehammer.
According to an arrest report, this is how Kevin C. Eames, of 10066 Yacht Club Drive, ended up Pinellas County Jail:
Eames was texting the victim – who is under 18 and not named in a police report – and the victim's girlfriend Tuesday afternoon, which led to an argument between Eames and the victim over the phone.
The victim and his girlfriend left her house by car. Eames got in his car and chased them. Eames and the victim got out of their cars and started fighting in the middle of Capri Boulevard.
The victim and his girlfriend then started to leave in their car. Eames chased them while holding a sledge hammer.
Police say the victim had a medium-sized lump on his forehead from the fight. and Eames had some cuts, too. But witnesses told police Eames blocked the victim's car from leaving after chasing them for several blocks.
Eames was still in jail as of 11 a.m. Wednesday on a $10,000 bond.