An 11-year-old child was discovered handcuffed to a porch Friday. The Union County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was responding to an animal services complaint on Austin Road when he found the little boy next door shivering with a dead chicken tied around his neck.
Deputies arrested Department of Social Services employee Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper, both age 57. Larson and Harper were charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment, and cruelty to animals due to the condition of some of the family pets. According to reports, Wanda Sue Larson also was charged with willful failure to discharge her duty as a public official.
Both suspects are being held in the Union County Jail and are expected to be in court on Monday.