TAMPA — Two people were accused of child abuse after police said they repeatedly used a stun gun to discipline a 13-year-old.
Christopher Roosevelt Lewis, 22, relative and caretaker of the boy, bought a stun gun a week ago. Since then, he and Deonjhane "Amy" Menifield, 19, used it to discipline him.
The 13-year-old told an employee at his school, and police found visible marks matching a stun gun on the victim's upper thigh. Police arrested the suspects Tuesday night at their home and charged them both with child abuse.
When police contacted Lewis, the boy's relative and caretaker, he took off a jacket, revealing a 12-inch hunting knife. That led to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Child Protective Investigations officials took custody of the boy. Police would not describe the relationship between Lewis and the boy.