Mom fights adult probation for son, 10, who urinated outside


Background: Senatobia Mississippi Police squad car (YouTube screengrab/WREG). Inset: Quantavious Eason, 10, appears outside of the Tate County Youth Court (YouTube screengrab/WREG). A judge in Mississippi sentenced the child to three months probation for relieving himself behind his mother’s car.

Terms of a probation agreement ordered by a judge in Mississippi for Quantavious Eason, a 10-year-old Black child arrested this summer for urinating near his mother’s parked car, are too extreme and the boy’s mother has refused to sign the document, according to her attorney.

The third grader was arrested on Aug. 10 by police in Senatobia, Mississippi, a small town of less than 10,000 people. According to Eason’s mother, Latonya Eason, she told NBC News that she was inside a lawyer’s office while her young son was outside. He had been relieving himself next to her car but tucked behind a door so he was not exposing himself to anyone.

A passing officer spotted the boy and arrested him.

Senatobia police have said the child was not handcuffed. Eason’s mother says he was placed into a jail cell. Days after Eason’s arrest, one of the officers involved was no longer working for the department, according to a statement posted on Facebook on Aug. 21 by the Senatobia Police Department.


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