Young Parents Arrested, Accused Of Abusing 2-Month Old

Carmen Holden

Carmen Holden

William Walker

William Walker

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Mount Holly police arrested two parents accused of abusing of a 2-month-old.

Authorities said the baby arrived at a local hospital on July 19 suffering from broken bones.  Police said the parents told hospital officials that the baby rolled off the couch, but hospital staff said the injuries happened over a period of time.

Police said there is evidence the child had been jerked by the legs.

William Walker Jr., 25, and Carmen Holden, 18, of Pine Street were both arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Gaston County inmate records show Walker is facing five counts of felony child abuse inflicting severe bodily injury.

Holden is facing a felony count of child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and four misdemeanor counts of child abuse inflicting serious injury, according to inmate records.

Walker’s bond was set at $150,000. Holden’s bond was set at $50,000.

Both are being held in the Gaston County jail. Their child is in the custody of the Gaston County Department of Social Services.

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