Wake County sheriff’s investigators have arrested a Raleigh couple and charged them with allegedly abusing their infant child.
Joshawa Alexander Carty, 32, and Qa’Nyah Imari Street, 19, have each been charged with one count of felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury.
On September 5th, deputies responded to a call from a concerned citizen who requested that deputies check on the welfare of a 1-month-old, with possible injuries, at a home on N. Spring Garden Circle.
During the initial investigation, the couple reportedly told deputies the infant received injuries to both feet as a result of being bitten by a family dog and did not seek any medical attention for the injuries.
The infant was transported to a local hospital for assessment and treatment of his injuries.
Upon further investigation, deputies said they determined the victim’s injuries were inflicted as the result of abuse and neglect and not by an accidental means. The attending medical professionals also found the infant suffered additional injuries that were already in the healing stage.
The Wake County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the findings of the investigation and authorized investigators to file criminal charges against both parents for felony child abuse.
Both Carty and Street were taken into custody on Monday. They were each given $40,000 secured bonds as a condition of their release and booked into the Wake County Detention Center.