On Oct. 13, 2017, Watauga County Department of Social Services notified the Boone Police Department about a possible case of child abuse. Boone Police Detectives initiated an investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Elizabeth Ann Sanders, 22, of Meadow Hill Drive, Boone, was arrested and charged with 1 count of Misdemeanor Child Abuse. Sanders was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where she was assigned a Dec. 6, 2017, court date in Watauga District Court. Sanders was released on a written promise to appear.
The victim in the alleged incident is a 1-year-old male who is currently under the custody of Watauga County Department of Social Services.
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