Iredell County couple arrested after child found with burns on lower body

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Taylor Ryan Parks and Crystal Kay Duncan (Credit: Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

HARMONY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — An Iredell County couple was arrested after a child was found with burns on their lower extremities, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. 

Taylor Ryan Parks and Crystal Kay Duncan were arrested for child abuse after a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office in reference to a child having received burns to the lower extremities of their body on Thursday, Feb. 1. 

The child had to be sent to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem to receive treatment for the injuries. 

Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 2613 Harmony Hwy where they launched an investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, Parks and Duncan were arrested. They have each been charged with felony child abuse and are being held at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $2,500.00 dollars secured bond.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation continues and additional charges may be pending upon review of medical

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