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Columbus woman arrested for child abuse

Shanita Williamson | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

A child was treated at a local hospital and a woman was arrested for child abuse in Columbus.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 10:16 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A child was treated at a local hospital and a woman was arrested for child abuse in Columbus.

Shanita Williamson, 28, of Columbus, was arrested August 16. She also faces the charge of providing false information to police.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says this was not a random case.

He says the victim is related to Williamson. However, the specific relation was not released.

Shelton says the child was later released from medical care.

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