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Farmville Police arrest father accused of burning child

By WCTI Staff
Published On: May 23 2013 12:26:01 PM CDT
Updated On: May 26 2013 10:48:32 AM CDT
FARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Farmville Police on Saturday arrested the father of an infant who was recently burned, according to police.

According to investigators, James Lamar Woods,  is charged with negligent child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury

Police said they responded to Brooks Drive in Farmville at about 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday. When the arrived, they found a 3-month-old infant with healing burns around the waist. The child was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, police said.

The baby's mother, Whitley Everett, was arrested for assault on a child and accessory after the fact, according to investigators. She was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

Woods' bond is set at $102,000.