Scott County Couple Arrested For Child Abuse

(GATE CITY) — A couple from Scott County are facing felony abuse and neglect charges after the woman’s infant child was found to have suffered second degree burns.

Police say Brittany Paige Edds Sloan was arrested last week and Robert Bradley Scott was taken into custody on Monday.

According to investigators the burns appeared to be from contact with a heating source and the child also is suffering from septic shock.