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December 02, 2023

Child abuse suspect arrested January 10

Teddy Lee Bentley

A local toddler has been injured and a Taylorsville man is facing a charge of felony child abuse in the case, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman.

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Alexander County Department of Social Services regarding possible child abuse to a 13 month-old child that occurred on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Information was received that the child was seen at Davis Regional Medical Center, Carolina Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and then taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital.  Investigators from the Alexander Sheriff’s Office and Alexander County DSS responded to Brenner, where they were able to meet with the victim and the victim’s family.  The child was treated and released from Brenner.

Through further investigation, Teddy Lee Bentley, age 35, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of Felony Child Abuse / Severe Physical Injury.

Mr. Bentley was arrested without incident and is currently being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $40,000.00 Secured Bond.  He is scheduled for his First Appearance on Monday, January 22, 2018 in District Court.


  1. Vickey Henderson on January 11, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Make his bond higher. Keep him behind bars. Keep the child safe

  2. Vickey Henderson on January 11, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Let me guess. Girlfriend’s baby.

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