Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew (Image 1)

An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.

Antonia Antoinette Folsom, 34, is accused of making her son sleep outside on a concrete patio.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 3468 Monte Carlo Drive Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. in reference to a fight. When deputies arrived, the teen told them he had been locked out of the house since 9:15 p.m. on Monday night.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the teen told deputies that his curfew was 9:00 p.m. Monday night, “but he did not come home on time. When he arrived home the doors were locked and his mother, the subject, would not allow him in to the residence even after he knocked multiple times. She came to the door and told him that she was tired of him coming home late and for him to find somewhere else to go. She kept all of the doors as well as windows locked so that he could not get in the residence.”

The teen’s older brother, “gave him a pillow and blanket without his mother’s permission.” The teen stated that he “continued to knock on the door with no response and was forced to sleep on the concrete patio in the back yard.”

The older brother and listed witness, told deputies the teen “had come home late and was locked out of the residence for breaking curfew, and that the subject would not let him in even after he knocked on the door numerous times and spoke to her briefly. He also added that the victim told his mother that he was having trouble breathing and she told him ‘Now you know how I feel’ and refused to allow him in.”

The front and back door of the home have double-sided locks, according to the report, so nobody could allow him into the residence without the key.

Folsom reportedly went to work Tuesday morning and did not return home until 3:15 p.m. Nobody at the home had a key, although the older brother was reportedly inside the residence, and stated that his mother did not want the younger brother teen to come inside and he was not allowed to unlock the window for him to enter.

When Folsom returned home she said the younger teen did not return home at curfew Monday night and that she did not know where he was or had been since 9:00 p.m. Monday night. She reportedly told a deputy that she had not spoken to the teen that night or during the day, but did see him walking back and forth in the yard Monday night. In her written statement, however, Folsom wrote that she saw him kick the trash can at approximately 11:00 p.m. Monday night and told him to come inside, but that he ignored her and left.

The Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) was contacted and advised of the situation. The children were turned over to the grandmother, at the scene.

Folsom was arrested and committed to the Richmond County Jail and charged with Deprivation of a Minor.

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