A Scotland Neck woman was charged with two counts of felony child abuse that Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said involved emotional and mental abuse and to a lesser extent physical abuse.
He said court records in the case of Tracey Michelle Fleming are sealed and he declined to go into specifics of the abuse her biological children endured.
The initial report was received the first of 2023 and since then with assistance of the Halifax County Department of Social Services, an investigation was launched which led to Fleming’s arrest today in Scotland Neck.
In a statement today Guyant said the charges relate to “the intrafamilial emotional and mental torture of two children under 16 years of age.”
He said the mental and emotional abuse was allegedly committed while the children were in her custody when living in the city of Roanoke Rapids. “Due to the ages of the victims and the sensitive nature of the allegations of the investigation, no further information will be released,” Guyant said.
Scotland Neck police arrested the 26-year-old Fleming and she was jailed in the Halifax County Detention Center without the opportunity for bond according to the Pretrial Integrity Act of 2023.
Her first district court date is February 22.