Bedford Mother Arrested on Child Abuse Charge

Charitye Tanner

Bedford, VA - A Bedford woman is charged with child abuse and endangerment after police say she put a rope around her baby's neck.

Police tell us Charitye Tanner sent a picture of the one-year-old girl with the rope to the baby's father to scare him. The two were in a custody dispute, according to officers. They say the father called police.

Tanner was arrested. The child was removed from the home by social services.

Tanner is out of jail and is expected in court November 12.