A paraplegic boy who recently came home and gave his mother two handguns was in the news again Sunday, this time in two neighborhood disputes.
The 13-year-old boy and his mother were charged early Sunday morning with harassment of a father and son and endangering the welfare of the son, who is also 13.
Abbe L. Gillingham, 40, of the 2000 block of Ferry Avenue, was arrested in the 500 block of 19th Street after a confrontation with Emory D. Davenport Sr., 61, and Emory Jr., 13. She was released on $350 bail.
Mrs. Gillingham's son, Joshua Cline, 13, was processed for charges as a juvenile.
Police said she was harassing the Davenports and letting Joshua throw eggs at their house, causing "a large mess." Two other juveniles allegedly helped Joshua throw the eggs, but they were not named or located.
In an apparently unrelated neighborhood dispute, the boy's mother sought a warrant Friday against an 18-year-old youth for allegedly trying to run over Joshua with a car as the boy rode his wheelchair in an alley between 19th and 20th streets. Officer James Reynolds said she claimed the attack was "over an incident that she reported involving the suspect."
On Sept. 5, Mrs. Gillingham reported to police that Joshua had come home with a plastic bag containing a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, which he said he got from a boy named John. She said she panicked and threw the bag into a Dumpster in the 500 block of 19th Street, then called police. A search did not turn up the weapons.