Friday, The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of 22 year old Zachary Elijah Puckett and 25 year old Summer Brianna Lewis. The charges followed a report from the Department of Social Services concerning the possible abuse of the couple’s children, aged 7 weeks and 16 months. Both children were treated at the Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem for unspecified injuries.
Puckett is charged with three felony counts of child abuse. He is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond. Lewis is charged with accessory after the fact of child abuse. She is also detained in the County Detention under a $75,000 secured bond.
The two children are in the custody of the Alexander County Department of Social Services.