Three arrested and charged with felony child abuse and neglect of a child

ARSEAN JERMAINE HOBBS

Arsean Hobbs

SHIRLEY MAE VENABLE

Shirley Venable

YVETTE NICOLE HOBBS

Yvette Hobbs

On Monday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a possible child abuse on Mt. Airy Road, Lynch Station. After deputies arrived on the scene and investigated the complaint Bedford County Social Services Child Protection investigators were called. On Tuesday, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested 32-year-old Arsean Jermaine Hobbs, 38-year-old Yvette Nicole Hobbs and 67-year-old Shirley Mae Venable. All three live at 4093 Mount Airy Road, Lynch Station. All three have been charged with felony child abuse and neglect of a child, which is a class 6 felony. They were transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center. To protect the identity of the victim, the victim’s relationship to the defendants is not being released.

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