Crime & Courts

Rowan County couple charged after infant found with broken bones

Angela Kay Moneymaker
Angela Kay Moneymaker Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

A Rowan County couple was charged with child abuse after their 8-week-old daughter was found with several broken bones.

Ronald Rhinehardt, 33, and his wife, Angela Kay Moneymaker, 32, of Rockwell, were charged with felony child abuse.

According to sheriff’s office arrest warrants, Rhinehardt “did intentionally commit an assault that resulted in serious bodily injury, multiple fractured ribs, a fractured arm and a fractured leg” on his daughter.

Moneymaker “did fail to provide medical care for her eight-week-old baby after learning that her husband had shaken the baby possibly causing injuries as there was blood coming from the baby’s mouth,” according to the warrants.

Rhinehardt was jailed on $50,000 bail and Moneymaker on $20,000 bail.

The baby’s condition is unknown.

Rhinehardt and Moneymaker were charged with several crimes three weeks ago, and both have extensive criminal records.

On April 11, each was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of a weapon by a felon and larceny of a firearm.

Moneymaker’s criminal history includes several charges for forgery and uttering, larceny and organized retail theft.

Rhinehardt also has an extensive criminal record that includes charges for larceny, breaking and entering, and assault on a female.

Deputies said the investigation into the April incidents led to the discovery of the alleged child abuse.

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