Ebro woman arrested for child abuse
An Ebro woman is facing child abuse charges after deputies say she "whooped" a 4-year-old with a belt.
Washington County deputies say they were called by the Bay County Bay County Sheriff's Office about a child abuse incident reported in Bay County on May 10.
Bay County Sheriff's deputies told Washington County deputies that a 4-year-old child was visiting her grandmother in Bayou George when she noticed the child had several bruises on her body, arms, legs, and head. The child told her grandmother the bruises were caused by her mother "whooped" her with a belt at her home in Ebro.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies took over the investigation and say they arrested Megan Sheets of Ebro.
Deputies say after Sheets' statement and seeing the pictures of the child's injuries, they charged her with child abuse.
Sheets was booked into the Washington County Jail.