Hoke County woman charged with burning child

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Samantha Cummings (image courtesy Hoke County Sheriff's Office) (image courtesy Hoke County Sheriff's Office)

A Hoke County woman is accused of intentionally causing second and third-degree burns to a child.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said the investigation began when the child was brought to Hoke Healthcare on March 4.

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The child was later transferred to another facility for treatment.

Detectives have charged 30-year-old Samantha Cummings with intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

She was booked into the Hoke County jail under a $200,000 bond.

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