Woman charged with felony child neglect

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HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville woman has been charged with felony child neglect for failing to obtain medical care for a child with a serious injury.

According to a press release from the Hillsville Police Department, officers were called Oct. 5 to a residence to check on the welfare of a small child who had reportedly been injured.

Officers found a five-year-old child with a large cut on the foot. The child was in need of immediate medical care.

EMS was called and the child was taken to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Sara Lynn Edwards, 28, of Hillsville.

Edwards has since been released on bond pending her initial hearing in Carroll County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are expected.