- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A Columbus woman and her boyfriend are accused of physically abusing her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.

The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1um9P8m ) that 20-year-old Jodie Shelly and 24-year-old Ryan Roberts were arrested on Monday. An investigation started after the girl was taken to a local hospital last week.

Investigator Gregory Sealock says in a court document supporting the arrests that Shelly acknowledged having an anger problem and that “she grabs her daughter too firmly when she is whining or arguing with her brother.” The document says Shelly acknowledged angrily tossing her daughter onto a couch from a few feet away.

The document also says Roberts reported that he’d backhanded the boy in the mouth after the boy had bitten him.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for Shelly or Roberts.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com

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