A Taylorsville man is behind bars following his arrest for the alleged abuse of a child.Deputies with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the arrest 35 year Teddy Lee Bentley of Millersville Road, Taylorsville. Bentley is charged with felony child abuse with severe physical injury. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Department the victim is 13 months old.
The Alexander County Department of Social Services contacted law enforcement about an incident that occurred on Janurary 9th. A child was treated at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville and was then transferred to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Representatives with DSS met with family members and Bentley was developed as a suspect. The extent of the child’s injuries are not life threatening and the child has been released.
According to a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, the child’s mother was at work when the alleged incident occurred. Bentley was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center Wednesday evening under a $40,000 secured bond, he is scheduled to appear in Alexander County District Court on January 22nd.