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Grand jury indicts Scott County couple on child abuse charges

Published On: Dec 11 2013 09:15:24 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 11 2013 02:46:41 PM CST
Donald Snodgrass

Donald Snodgrass

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. -

 There are new facts in the case of  two people accused of child abuse.  After checking with the Commonwealth's Attorney's office, we found out a grand jury has indicted the two on those charges on Tuesday.

As we first reported in August,the Scott County Sheriff's Office says Crystal Gail Smith and Donald Wayne Snodgrass of Nickelsville, Virginia are both being charged with felony abuse and neglect. Snodgrass faces an additional charge for aggravated malicious wounding of a child.

Deputies say they found smith's 14-month-old child with two black eyes, a bruised arm, and a knot on his head. They found the child at a home on Sabras Chapel Road.

A trial date has not been set.