After charges that he assaulted stepson
By Diana McFarland
Arrest warrants issued against Del. Rick Morris describe the legislator allegedly having punched his 11 year-old stepson in the stomach after rousing the child from sleep, hitting the boy with a belt and wooden spoon, throwing a hose at him and making the child stand in a corner over a three-day period, causing the boy to run away from home.
The boy was allegedly told to lie about his bruises by his mother during a school physical because she was afraid of losing her children as a result, according to an arrest warrant.
The warrants also describe Morris’ wife allegedly being grabbed by the neck and pushed, leading to bruises and a temporary cast on her ankle.
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