A Stanley woman has been charged with felony child abuse after authorities discovered her 14-month-old son has a fractured skull and leg.
Mary Ann Carter, 43, of Stanley was taken into custody April 1 and is being held with bond set at $100,000.
An anonymous report to the Lincoln County Department of Social Services about the child’s leg injury led deputies to the case, according to a report from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
During the investigation, authorities learned the child also had bruises and other injuries. A fractured skull and brain bleed were diagnosed when the child was taken to Levine Children’s Hospital, according to the report.
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The child has been released from the hospital and is in foster care.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms