Police: NC mother and her boyfriend put child in dryer

Courtesy WNCN: Heather Rowland and Eric Chambers (Alamance County Jail)

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Police say they have arrested a North Carolina mother and her boyfriend after they put a child under 12 into a clothes dryer.

Burlington Police Sgt. Jennifer Matherly said in a news release that the child suffered minor injuries and was given to relatives after officers investigated the case Friday.

Matherly says the child’s mother, 25-year-old Heather Rowland, is charged with misdemeanor child abuse and her boyfriend 37-year-old Eric Chambers is charged with assault on a child under 12.

Both remain in jail after bond was set. It wasn’t known if they had attorneys.

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