- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A man who lobbied for tougher penalties for child abusers has been arrested for domestic violence in Alabama.

Local news media report that Joey Crampton is accused of strangling his wife, causing her neck to bruise and throwing their eight-month-old child. Crampton was arrested Friday after his wife Leah Crampton claims he was smoking marijuana in front of his four-year-old son Winston Crampton at the time of the allege incident.

Last year, Joey Crampton was given custody of Winston after the boy was found beaten and unresponsive in a vehicle in Florida. Winston’s biological mother Hallee McLeod and her boyfriend in that case were arrested.

Joey Crampton lobbied for the Winston’s Law, which increased the penalty for aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of six.

A judge has revoked Joey Crampton’s custody of his son.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide