Police: Sweet Home mom threw 4-year-old son into bushes

The 4-year-old was put into protective custody

Sheena Greathouse, 27, was arrested for 3rd-degree assault, Oct. 25, 2017. (Linn County Jail)

LEBANON, Ore. (KOIN) — A 27-year-old woman was arrested after witnesses said she assaulted her 4-year-old son before throwing him into the bushes Tuesday, according to police.

Lebanon Police responded to the area of South Main Road and Walker Road shortly before 4 p.m. after receiving multiple calls about the incident.

When officers arrived, they confirmed that Sheena Greathouse of Sweet Home assaulted her young child.

Officers arrested Greathouse for 3rd-degree assault and was lodged into the Linn County Jail.

The 4-year-old sustained small scratches and a contusion to his head. He was put into protective custody.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Lebanon Police Department at 541.451.1751.