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Sheriff: Woman beat son with cellphone for not taking clothes out of the dryer

Angel Lanette Laylor faces two charges of intentional child abuse.
Angel Lanette Laylor faces two charges of intentional child abuse.(Rowan Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:28 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A Rowan County mother was jailed on child abuse charges after deputies say she assaulted one son with a cellphone and assaulted another son with a belt.

Angel Lanette Laylor, 29, of Highway 601 was charged on Tuesday with two counts of intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury. Bond was set at $15,000.

According to the report, on May 28, Laylor became angry at her 13-year-old son for not taking clothes out of the dryer. She struck the child multiple times with a cellphone, deputies say, adding that she struck the boy on the head with the phone.

In the second incident they say Laylor became angry at her 10-year-old son for spilling cereal. The child locked himself in the bathroom. Laylor unlocked the door and struck the child multiple times with a belt.

The Department of Social Services is involved in the case.

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