NC man accused of abusing 13-month-old child

- An Alexander County man has been arrested after he allegedly abused a 13-month-old child. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 10 the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a report from Social Services regarding possible child abuse to a 13-month-old that happened on Jan. 9. 

The child was seen at Davis Regional Medical Center, Carolina Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and then taken to Brenner Children's Hospital. Investigators and DSS responded to Brenner where they were able to meet with the child and family. 

Further investigation led to the arrest of Teddy Lee Bentley, 35, of Taylorsville. He has been charged with felony child abuse and severe physical injury. He is currently being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. 

His first court appearance is on Monday, Jan. 22. 

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