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Bedford County duo faces felony charge after child found wandering outside in just a diaper

Child has some apparent injuries on his or her back, according to authorities

Amanda Harbin and Jared Angus. Angus' mugshot is from an arrest in 2015
Amanda Harbin and Jared Angus. Angus' mugshot is from an arrest in 2015 (Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people after a small child was wandering near the road in the Forest area, wearing only a diaper on Tuesday.

Amanda Harbin, 31, and Jard Angus, 29, each face a charge of felony child abuse/neglect.

Both are from Forest and are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

The Sheriff’s Office said the incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be pending.


ORIGINAL STORY

Bedford County authorities removed a child from his or her home on Tuesday morning after receiving a call from a concerned citizen.

The 911 call, received Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., stated that a small child was wandering near the road in the Forest area, wearing only a diaper.

The child also had apparent injuries on his or her back.

Deputies and other emergency personnel responded, talked with the caller and checked on the well-being of the child.

The child’s home was found nearby and deputies requested Child Protective Services to respond who, after conducting an initial investigation, removed the child from the home.

This incident is still currently under investigation and charges may be pending.


About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.