According to Scott County Sheriff John Puckett, Crystal Gail Smith, 22, of Nickelsville, Va., was arrested today on charges of felony child abuse and neglect. Her live-in boyfriend, Donald Wayne Snodgrass, 29, of Nickelsville, was taken into custody shortly before 4 p.m. by the Scott County Sheriff's Office.
Puckett said Snodgrass is suspected of most of the abuse inflicted on the child, who reportedly suffered black eyes, a fractured skull and is experiencing bleeding on the brain. Snodgrass is charged with aggravated malicious wounding of a child and felony abuse and neglect as a result.
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