Woman accused of abusing her 1-year-old child

Published 9:46 am Thursday, March 16, 2023

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A Mocksville woman was arrested last week, accused of abusing her 1-year-old child last December.

Jessica Boyer Pettrey, 22, of Calvin Lane, was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. She was taken into custody on March 7 in lieu of a $30,000 bond, pending a first-appearance hearing Thursday in Davie District Court.

Davie Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs reported the case was brought to the sheriff’s department and Davie Social Services’ attention on Dec. 7, 2022, when Davie EMS responded to a call for an injured child at the Calvin Lane residence.

“The child had physical injuries and was taken to Brenner’s Children Hospital for treatment,” Jacobs said. He did not elaborate on the types of injuries the child suffered, and said the investigation is ongoing.