Parents charged with handcuffing child

July 2, 2009 7:43:02 AM PDT
Police in Smithfield accuse a Johnson County couple of handcuffing a 4-year-old and tying his feet with rope.Investigators say Kimberly Ann Britt and Linwood Maurice Stancil, both 30, did it to punish the boy.

Britt and Stancil were charged with child abuse and released from jail on $1,000 bond.

The Johnston County Department of Social Services is investigating. It says two children that live in the home are now in the custody of relatives.


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