A 35-year-old woman was arrested this week after her 2-year-old daughter was found with burns and witnesses told authorities that she told them she had put the child in the oven, the Somervell County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Deputies were called late Thursday about a burned child. After hearing from witnesses, deputies arrested Tasha Shontell Hatcher, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.
She faces a charge of injury to a child with serious bodily injury. Bail was set at $300,000.
The child was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, and then taken by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She suffered second and third degree burns. and taken into the custody of Child Protective Services, spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales said.
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