According to the Paintsville Police Dept. a Johnson Co woman is facing charges after allegedly abusing her child inside a local business.
Information released said the incident happened at the Paintsville Walmart on just after 6 on Tuesday.
Officers were called to Walmart after 911 received 2 calls that a woman was allegedly pulling the child’s hair, smacking the child in the face and swearing at the child to be quiet.
Upon arrival, Officers located the woman, identified as 27 year old Tiffany Hinkle of Paintsville and the child in a vehicle in the parking lot getting ready to leave.
Officers talked to Hinkle and reportedly noticed that she smelled like alcohol.
A field sobriety test was done on scene and Police said Hinkle was intoxicated.
Police also said Hinkle allegedly admitted to them that she was drinking a bottle of wine before going to Walmart.
Hinkle was arrested and charged with public intoxication, child abuse, disorderly conduct and endangering a minor.
She was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.