Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

February 7, 2019
Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park

Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Deputy Muschette, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault to a child.

The deputy made contact with the victim, a 9-year-old girl who had bruising to her face. The girl told police that her mother, Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park, had struck her in the face and dragged her down a flight of steps by the hair. She said the incident happened at approximately 2:00 a.m., as a form of discipline.

Morgan was arrested and charged with assault and is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Deputy Snyder from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report a disturbance.

The deputy spoke to the victim, a 9-year-old girl who said, her mother and “Godmother” had held her down and slapped her in the face. The “Godmother” was identified as Angela Renee Fowler, 28, of Lexington Park, and the mother identified as Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park. After the assault in the front yard, the girl said she was shoved into the residence by her mother and choked by the neck with both her mother’s hands.

The assault was witnessed by two 9 and 10-year-old  boys. The 9-year-old boy tried to stop the assault and was pushed out of the yard by Fowler.

While speaking to the 9-year-old victim, police noticed several injuries to her face in different stages of healing. The victim was also covered in what appeared to be bug bites, and when asked about the marks, said they were bites from roaches that are inside the residence.

St. Mary’s County Child Protective Services were notified of the incident.

Morgan was charged with assault and child abuse

Morgan is due in St. Mary’s County District Court on March 11, 2019, for the most recent charge and on February 8, 2019, for the child abuse and first assault charge.

Fowler was charged with assault by a criminal summons, therefore no booking photo is available, she is due in St. Mary’s County District Court on February 15, 2019, for that charge.

Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park

Misty Ann Morgan, 27, of Lexington Park

71 Responses to Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

  1. Lanie on February 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    What a POS!!!

    • CheeseWhizz on February 7, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      Straight up stank Ho.

  2. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Now that is real Child Abuse compared to that La Plata HS girl who accused her of child abuse for not buying her stuff and yelled at her once. He father even called the cops when the mother took her phone away. Even the principal and teachers believe her.
    I guess Child Abuse is also when you do not get your way or your daddy says it is.

    • Grammar Police on February 8, 2019 at 5:43 am

      What in the name of God’s green earth are you trying to say? Good Lord people pay attention in school. The rest of us thank you in advance.

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm

        It’s not that hard to understand. Grow up and stop being a little grammar Nazi bit##. People can type informal as they like. If you’re to stupid to decipher it, or don’t want to read it get the f##k out.

        • Wiggy on February 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm

          If you want an audience to understand your point, you should do it in a manner that can be well received. I would agree with Grammar Police and the original post is poorly written making it very had to understand. I read the first 10 words and stopped because of the poor grammar and sentence structure. That means “anonymous” failed to get the point across.

  3. Crazy Fools on February 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    What??? No Comments???

    • Wiggy on February 10, 2019 at 5:15 am

      SMNEWSNET must’ve lost a moderator this week. They were slow to post comments on several stories.

  4. Samuel Butler on February 7, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Spare the rod and spoil the child!

    • Nick on February 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      There’s a big difference between discipline and child abuse.

      • Madea on February 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm

        Thanks for clearing that up! Now, can you elaborate for us? Thanks!

  5. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Nasty skank mother . Are those roach bites on her face or is she just that fugly

    • NYB on February 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Drugs.

  6. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    My heart breaks for that little girl.

  7. Mad dad on February 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    A grown man hit my daughter in the face and CPS/ st Mary’s police. Did nothing. Told him don’t let it happen again. Meanwhile I had a 6 year old girl with a black eye

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 5:44 am

      Right. I am sure this story is 100% accurate.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Be a man and go handle it yourself.

  8. County resident on February 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    No way should a child be with that woman!
    She hasn’t even been to court on her 1st charge.
    CPS please help this child before it’s too late.

  9. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    North Essex Drive, could use a D9 Cat.

    • Bebop on February 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      That’s what I’m talking about!!!!

    • Wiggy on February 8, 2019 at 4:17 am

      Or a 5 line…

  10. @ on February 7, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Open your eyes bro

  11. Hang In There on February 7, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Misty i would like to be your new friend.

    • Marie on February 7, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      U SOUND LIKE A PERVERT LEAVE HER ALONE!

  12. A Real Mom on February 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    My prayers are with this little girl. These events will scare her for life and cause her so much pain other then the marks you can see. This is not a mother! A mother does not do things like this to there child. She is a monster and deserves to be in jail.

  13. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Neither of these POS deserve to have children!

  14. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    If there is an address that could be sent via PM for the little girl I would like to send aid.

  15. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Nasty drug addict POS!! Look at her face, that’s disgusting! She needs a taste of her own medicine. Poor child, I pray they never let that child go back to her.

  16. TellItLikeItIs on February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    This girl was living in a roach infested house and being abused by her mother 6 weeks ago! Why are we even talking about it right now?? AGAIN??!!
    Typical Southern Maryland justice. Nothing really gets done unless the morgue has to be called! SMDH!!

    • Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Exactly!! Revolving doors and a slap on the wrist to go do it again.

    • Seriously why? on February 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      This sits heavy on me. Not okay for this girl to go through what she is going through. I have to agree on the comment above mine. Why was she placed back into this home. I guess we will never understand the justice system. Obviously the mother has a mental problem and needs to be properly evaluated. There is no excuse for this behavior. All you can do is pray for this child,and others who are going through the same,but has not been revealed yet.

    • Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 4:52 pm

      Judges dont care,thats why they keep letting the criminals out and they keep the revolving door of crime going and put the law abiding citizens at risk.

    • Kat on February 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Agreed!!!

    • Jackie Mattingly on February 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Well, she’s lucky she’s not a newborn, the Democrats would just kill her!

      • Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 8:45 am

        DEMOCRAT ? DON’T THINK THE MOTHER CARES ABOUT POLITICS.
        from the looks of her she doesn’t even vote.
        Just where she going to get her next hit.

        • Ms. Crabtree on February 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

          English 101: I didn’t see “The Mother” reflected in the original comment. However, “The Democrats” was used as a subject.

          • ThankATeecher on February 10, 2019 at 8:46 am

            BOOM!

  17. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Why are 9 and 10 year old kids outside at 2:00 a.m.? My mother would have don the same thing back in the day if I was out with boys at 2:00 in the morning.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 4:42 am

      Really? You’re going to imply that it’s alright for an adult to beat the crap out of a kid to the point where they’re bruised and bleeding? Tell me you’re not that stupid.

    • Seriously??? on February 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

      You should READ – not just skim the article. The first incident mentioned in the article took place at 2 am when she was pulled out of bed. The second incident mentioned occurred on a different date entirely and was the one that was observed by the 9 and 10 yr old and presumably did not occur at 2 am. Way to blame the victim.

  18. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The only thing that woman (I use the term lightly here) cares about is her drugs (unfortunately I know this from experience). Good to see karma turning around and finally biting her ass. I’m just upset her children where there too deal with all this. I hope they end up somewhere better.

  19. Justiceforthebabies on February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Exzactly… I was in court with this waste of space She was acting inconvenienced by the whole thing . I hope that baby has a better life and they keep this trash away from her.

    • Wow on February 12, 2019 at 8:33 am

      “Exactly”. You’re welcome.

  20. Maryland dumpster on February 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    She was a Martz bus driver. She is safe.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 4:46 am

      That’s a $19-$20/hour job starting out. She’s even dumber than she looks to lose that.

  21. Megan on February 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I’d adopt that child in a heartbeat.

    • No way Jose on February 8, 2019 at 7:55 am

      I wouldnt. Take a good look at the mugshot. That is this child’s future

      • Megan on February 11, 2019 at 11:37 am

        You can’t assume a child will end up like their parent… that’s just plain old stupid.

        • Wiggy on February 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm

          It’s not a stretch though.

  22. Seriously why? on February 7, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    This sits heavy on me. Not okay for this girl to go through what she is going through. I have to agree on the comment above mine. Why was she placed back into this home. I guess we will never understand the justice system. Obviously the mother has a mental problem and needs to be properly evaluated. There is no excuse for this behavior. All you can do is pray for this child,and others who are going through the same,but has not been revealed yet.

  23. Wow on February 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    This girl is trifling af. White trash! Suppose to be married and she’s been getting hit by the whole park. If the roaches so bad they biting you have a problem !!!

    • SMH on February 12, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Why do you have to bring race into it? Why cant she just be trash? Why say “white trash”? Racist!

  24. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Trash at its best

  25. Anonymous#13 on February 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    January 30 temperature was about 6 degrees with gusty winds. Pushing a 9-year-old outside should also be counted as child abuse. I hope CPS takes her child away from her.

  26. Anonymous#13 on February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Disregard my previous comment about temp on January 30. I rereas article and the 9-year-old boy was put in the yard at the Dec. 26 assault. Ms. Morgan has a court date Feb 8 for the December 26 assault, 7 weeks after the first incident. Why was she allowed to get the child back? I hope CPS takes her child away from her and the nasty ‘Godmother.”

  27. SBD on February 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    They should find a nice family to place the child(children)with and punch Misty in the face and drag her trash ass down a flight of stairs once a day – every day of her incarceration. – Fowler should be held down while all 3 kids slap the living shi# out of her. – I never went for that “Godparent” BS, but it’s pretty bad when your Godparent is as big a POS as your parent.

  28. Anonymous on February 7, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Wow! This is truly heartbreaking and hopefully CPS will help this poor child. Gets beat and bitten by roaches. What a poor excuse for a mother. Someone needs to beat her and the Godmother and drag them down the stairs and let roaches bite them.

  29. Robert on February 8, 2019 at 6:32 am

    How many times does the 9 year old have to get beaten by this trash bucket hog before DSS takes appropriate acion. And bug bites? Your taxes at work. The kid is age 9. Enough said.

  30. Bob C on February 8, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Like Mike Tyson would say

    That’s Methed up

  31. Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 8:16 am

    No one should ever again call this turd a mother. How could anyone in good conscience beat a child to the point of significant bruising? I am all for the occasional spanking to correct a child’s bad behavior but even that should be reserved for the worst behavior. She should absolutely have her kids taken away permanently and if there was any justice she would have her uterus removed. She obviously didn’t want kids and is too irresponsible to be trusted to use birth control. The funny thing is that if they catch someone abusing animals they can be legally banned from owning animals but people who abuse kids are allowed to breed like rabbits.

    • Spenny Hoyer on February 8, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Thank your Democrat majority in this state. Sorry about that!

      • Anonymous on February 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

        And you think the Republicans can do any better at protecting children? The ones that want to loosen child labor laws and restrict government oversight? I hat to tell you but Republicans would get rid of departments like CPS if they could. Personally, I am an independent. I can think for myself and don’t need a political party to tell me what I should believe. Both sides call the other side sheep and the truth is you are both right and your parties are leading you all right to the slaughter house.

  32. BooBerry on February 8, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Way to go CPS! Another quality follow up. “Whaaahhh we are SOOO busy! We can’t catch all of them”. Enough excuses. If it is too much for you to be expected to do your job then apply at wawa. Innocent, helpless children depend on you! Work a little overtime. It won’t kill you. Charles Co CPS is THE WORSE!!Biggest waste of taxpayer money. Isn’t that right Mary Jane?

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      How would you know unless you’ve dealt with them personally? You’re a POS to, I bet. If not than you’re def at least another hoodrat from CC.

    • Oh well (shrugs) on February 12, 2019 at 8:38 am

      We just need more CPS employees. Only problem is we dont have the budget for it, you know, cuz we are a sanctuary state. The immigrants “fleeing violence” 4,000 miles away take precedence over the 9 year old getting pummeled daily by her mother in your own county. Just the way america is now

  33. Anonymous on February 10, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Yoo m so sorry i tryed to get the baby out of the car

  34. Nobody knows me on February 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    No we shouldn’t kill a child or break a limb or whatever A lot of people don’t realize how bad these kids are in some cases the system don’t even want them forget the parents are so bad why do they keep sending child back home with them young girls especially I think they’re grown older than what they are and some would say where’s the father it doesn’t matter when the sound of it she’s a mother in the father and I’m pretty sure she doing the best that you can can you deal with a child that think that they’re so grown all because they know how to dial nine-one-one you can’t touch him you can’t yell at them there’s too much to be said being that it happened twice in such a short. Of time some of you probably don’t have kids or I don’t know just a kid that constantly always talkin back to the parent tell him that’s what they going to do with it not going to do can we call the cops on them is all just use got to put up with it blah blah blah blah I’m not for child abuse but I am on the mother side Bass her facts lyrics seem like she has a bad ass 9 year old each child is different in every home in every situation how many of you, raise your hand and take her in for a week or two to find out what his mother’s been going through

    • Anonymous on February 12, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Don’t care what she is going through. If you can’t handle children, don’t have them. I have a daughter with Oppositional Defiance Disorder. I am also a single parent. My daughter intentionally does bad things knowing she will get punished. She has been spanked on rare occasions but never hit so hard in the face to cause a bruises like this so called mother did. She is the adult and she is the one that should know how to handle her anger. If she truly can’t take being a parent she needs to get herself sterilized now before she ruins another poor kids life.

    • Anonymous #13 on February 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      WTF??? Haven’t you ever heard of punctuation? Where did you learn to spell? Your post makes no sense at all.

    • Seriously??? on February 13, 2019 at 10:46 am

      What the heck?? I can’t even begin to interpret this drivel!! Use some punctuation, capital letters at the beginning of your sentences, etc. Seriously – it’s giving me a headache to even try.

  35. Just a guy on February 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    CPS didn’t even respond out to investigate…. They are just as responsible in my eyes for allowing the abuse to continue and not intervening.