NC couple accused of keeping baby locked in cage 23 hours a day

MARS HILL, N.C. — A baby was given minimal food and locked in a homemade cage 23 hours a day, investigators said.

Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office found the infant locked in the cage Wednesday while searching a house after receiving a complaint about child abuse, officials said.

Sheriff Buddy Harwood stated that on 08/02/2017 the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Madison County Department of...

Posted by Madison County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, August 3, 2017

The baby was immediately taken from the cage and given medical treatment.

Haley Trantham, 23, and Vincent Lee II, 28, were arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse. Trantham was also charged with possession of marijuana.

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