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Mom, boyfriend accused in Texas beating of girl, 3

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:03:31 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 19 2013 02:29:08 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (AP) -

An East Texas grand jury has indicted a woman and her boyfriend for allegedly using belts, switches and shoes to beat her 3-year-old daughter.
    
Angelina County jail records show Ashley Wingo and Elisiah Phipps were being held Thursday on felony injury to a child charges. Online jail records don't list attorneys for the pair, whose bond is $50,000 apiece.
    
This week's indictment involves an Oct. 22 incident. Lufkin police responded to an anonymous call about a child being beaten.
    
Lt. David Young says police found Wingo and the injured girl hiding in a closet. The child was taken to a hospital. An affidavit says Phipps told police he used belts, switches and shoes to discipline the girl.
    
Police on Thursday didn't immediately provide an update on the child.