Woman arrested after foster child forced to wear electric dog collar, police say

Woman arrested after foster child forced to wear electric dog collar, police say
Deborah Ann Jarrell (Source: JRLDC)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly forcing a 6-year-old foster child to wear an electric dog collar.

Deborah Ann Jarrell, 61, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

According to an Horry County Police Department incident report, a representative with the Children’s Recovery Center contacted police after a forensic interview with the child on October 25. The representative provided documentation stating that between January 8 and July 26, the victim was forced to wear an electric dog collar and was hit with a spoon-like object while in foster care, the report confirms.

Online records show Jarrell is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $2,500 bond.

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