Mother accused of punching baby during fight

Ashley Barber (Source:
Ashley Barber (Source:

SPARTANBURG, SC (WYFF) - A Spartanburg woman is accused of punching her baby in the face while she fought with another woman last month.

Ashley Leann Barber, 26, is charged with child neglect in connection to an altercation she had with another woman on June 24.

Spartanburg police officers said that the fight between Barber and the other woman followed some sort of confrontation between Barber and a teenage boy.

Officers said that when they arrived at the apartment complex on Prince Hall Lane, Barber was screaming and crying and had injuries on her lips, knees and scratches on her arms, neck and chest.

Barber told police that she got into a fight with another woman.  That woman told police she was trying to calm Barber down and said she wanted Barber to let her two children sleep.  The woman said  when Barber tried to take her 10-month-old from her, they scuffled.

The arrest warrant said that Barber struck the child in the face with a closed fist during the altercation.

Barber was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Wednesday and later released on a $2,500 bond.

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