Crime & Courts

Mom, boyfriend arrested after 3-year-old found beaten

A woman from Charlotte and her boyfriend have been charged with child abuse after police found a 3-year-old severely beaten in a motel room, police say.

Shamika Reaves, 23, was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury. She was in Mecklenburg jail under a $100,000 bond.

Her boyfriend, Corey McCree, was also arrested according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. His bond information wasn’t available late Tuesday.

The incident happened in the Charlotte Express Inn, near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Freedom Drive.