Mom, boyfriend accused in beating of girl, 3

December 19, 2013 4:34:00 PM PST
An East Texas grand jury has indicted a woman and her boyfriend for allegedly using belts, switches and shoes to beat her 3-year-old daughter.

Angelina County jail records show Ashley Wingo and Elisiah Phipps were being held Thursday on felony injury to a child charges. Online jail records don't list attorneys for the pair, whose bond is $50,000 apiece.

This week's indictment involves an Oct. 22 incident. Lufkin police responded to an anonymous call about a child being beaten.

Lt. David Young says police found Wingo and the injured girl hiding in a closet. The child was taken to a hospital. An affidavit says Phipps told police he used belts, switches and shoes to discipline the girl.

Police on Thursday didn't immediately provide an update on the child.

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