Lexington mother accused of assaulting child

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Tamara Lynn Cruz, 27, of Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington mother was arrested after deputies said she threw an aerosol can at her 7-year-old son, causing a laceration to his head.

Tamara Lynn Cruz, 27, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and assault on a child under 12.

Davidson County deputies said it happened around 10 a.m. Monday at the suspect’s home in the 700 block of Conard Sowers Road.

Deputies said the suspect refused to take her child to the doctor. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said they notified Child Protective Services and the suspect was charged following an investigation.

Authorities said the suspect was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond and has court planned for Aug. 13.