The 1-year-old child, Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said this afternoon, was not intentionally burned but in a statement described the injury as the result of “an unsupervised accidental burn.”
Hall declined to discuss further details of the child’s injury.
The arrest of Keonta Moody, 29, on the charge of felony child abuse for failing to provide proper medical attention was the result of the observation of C-Squad deputies after responding to a 911 hangup call on Huckleberry Bottom Road.
Hall said in the statement deputies witnessed an ongoing domestic violence situation between Moody and 38-year-old Marqus Elliott of Rocky Mount.
Deputies initially arrested Elliott and Moody for domestic assault.
During the investigation they learned the child had been burned several days before.
Detective S.A. Bryant charged Moody with the felony negligent child abuse count.
Since the intervention by law enforcement, Hall said in the statement, the child received medical attention and has been released.
“It was very good observation on the deputies’ part to focus on the child,” Hall said.
Moody received a $5,000 bond and awaits a September 19 court appearance.
Sergeant J. Matthews and corporals R. Chinn and D. Moore assisted.
Hall reported on July 5 deputies received a report from an employee of a sweepstakes establishment located on Highway 561 in Hollister regarding an attempted larceny from the business during business hours.
Through investigation by Detective R.B. Biggerstaff, Trevon McKenzie Lynch, 22, of Hollister, was charged with safe cracking, attempted larceny and injury to personal property.
Lynch was arrested on August 25 and received an $8,000 bond while awaiting a September 5 court date.
On August 6 Deputy C. Sherrod responded to a residence in the Ita Road area of Enfield in reference to a breaking and entering.
Through investigation by patrol officers warrants were obtained on Lynch for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and injury to real property.
Lynch received a $4,000 bond and the same court date as the charge related to the sweepstakes breaking and entering.