A Clarksville mother was arrested and charged with child abuse Tuesday evening after police said she beat her daughter for burning a grilled cheese sandwich.
Police responded to Christina Reaves' home on Poppy Drive around 6 p.m.
Through the course of their investigation, officers learned Reaves got angry over the burnt sandwich and hit her 11-year-old daughter repeatedly in the face.
The girl had visible bruising and knuckle marks, police said.
Reaves, 34, admitted to the assault.
She was charged with child abuse and booked into the Montgomery County jail on a $5,000 bond.
Police said the girl's father was not at home at the time of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.