Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dad charged with abusing 2-year-old children (Yadkin County, North Carolina)

Notice there is no mention of mother in the home. Dad is identified as JOHN MICHAEL HORNE.


Man charged in Yadkin County child abuse investigation
John Michael Horne jailed under $100K bond

UPDATED 10:47 AM EDT Aug 31, 2015

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. —A man faces multiple charges in connection with an abuse investigation involving his two children in Yadkin County.

John Michael Horne was arrested following an investigation that began Friday, Yadkin County deputies said.

Horne was charged with felony habitual misdemeanor assault, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, two counts of misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 and misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person.

He was held under a $100,000 secured bond in the Yadkin County jail pending a Wednesday court appearance.

Deputies said a family member of the children contacted them with concerns that the 2-year-olds were being abused by their father.

Evidence from the home backed up the allegations, deputies said.

One of the children has a medical condition, deputies said.

No other information has been released.