February 06th, 2013
(BlackMediaScoop) A dollar store employee was arrested for allegedly taking off her belt and beating a customer’s eight-year-old son after he ran around the shop and threw a cookie at her.
Emilia Graciela Bell, 39, has also been fired from her clerk position at the Dollar General in Wrightsville, Georgia after bosses and police reviewed surveillance footage which shows the attack. While authorities have not yet released the video, they said it shows Bell hitting Logan Ivey as many as 26 times as he screamed and tried to squirm away.
Speaking to WMAZ after Bell’s arrest on Thursday, Logan said the woman approached him and called him a ‘demon’. ‘So I said “I’ll show you bad” and I picked up a cookie and I threw it at her,’ he said. ‘So then she starts chasing me around the Dollar General with her belt and takes me behind the counter and starts beating me with her belt.’ Lawd forgive me but I would’ve beat him too!
‘I felt like I had five needles sticking in me, then it really hurt,’ Logan said. ‘I was screaming “Momma”. I was crying real bad because she [the clerk] had actually hurt me”.’ The boy’s mother and sister were in the store at the time but did not witness the beating. But his family has now seen the footage, his father, Jody Ivey, told WMAZ.