- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - A couple in central Alabama accused of child abuse and forcing him to do yardwork to the point of injury has been arrested.

In court documents made public Friday, Al.com (https://bit.ly/1qPL9Jy ) reports that 47-year-old Tamara Lee and 37-year-old Christopher Alan Lee were taken into custody Thursday.

Court records say the couple “did torture, willfully abuse, cruelly beat or otherwise willfully maltreat” a child in October 2015. The arrests followed a Shelby County grand jury indictment issued April 29.

The indictment says the couple beat the child with a belt and forced him to do yardwork with his bare hands to the point of injury.

The couple is being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000 bond. It’s not clear if either has an attorney.

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