A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with child abuse after they allegedly put her child in a dryer.

25-year-old Heather Rowland and 37-year-old Eric Chambers were arrested after minor injuries were spotted on the child by authorities notified of the incident.

The child has been put into the custody of relatives.

The couple are now residing in the Alamance County Jail on charges of misdemeanor child abuse. Chambers was given an additional charge of assault on a child under 12.

Ms. Rowland is being held on a $2,500 bond, and Mr. Chambers is being held on a $5,000 bond.


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