SOUTHAMPTON CO.-- A father has been charged in Southampton County after his 8 and 10-year-old children allegedly suffered cuts, bruises and burns. The mother of one of the children has also been charged.

Edward Person Sr. was arrested April 29 for the alleged abuse which police say dates back as far as 2009 and took place in the Boykins/Newsoms area.

Person is charged with 7 counts of malicious wounding, injury using an explosive or fire, assault and battery of a family member, and abuse and neglect of children.

Wanda Singletary is charged with abuse and neglect and was released on bond.

Person is being held without bond.

Read or Share this story: