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Plumber tips off deputies about child abuse, father arrested

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Tony Gross (Courtesy: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Tony Gross (Courtesy: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
ENOREE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg County deputies said an Enoree man was arrested after a plumber the man hired claimed to witness child abuse and reported it to law enforcement.

Deputies said the plumber called 911 just after noon on Wednesday after he said he witnessed Tony Gross verbally and physically abuse a boy and two young girls in a home on Rocky Bridge Road.

Deputies said Gross, his wife and children all denied that any abuse had taken place but deputies said one of the daughters, a 7-year-old, had bruises visible on her face.

Detectives began interviewing Gross and said he became aggressive with them during the questioning. At that point, deputies said Gross was placed under arrest and taken to the detention center.

Gross was charged with one count of cruelty to children and is being held on a $500 bond.

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