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Sheriff: Toddler found with months-old burn after arm broken

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Jonathan Clowser and Misty Hopper (Source: Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Office) Jonathan Clowser and Misty Hopper (Source: Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Office)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two people have been charged after Sheriff Steve Mueller said a 2-year-old child was brought to the hospital with a broken arm and burn marks on her back.

Mueller said deputies were called to Novant Medical Center in Gaffney on Sunday around 5 p.m. for a possible child abuse incident.

Officers arrived and spoke with emergency room staff and learned the child had a broken left arm, according to Mueller.

He said the adult with the child told hospital staff the child had fell off a bed and then told officers the child fell down the stairs.

Mueller said the child's injuries did not match up with either story.

The child also had injuries from hot coffee spilled on the child's back in April that had not been reported nor had proper medical care, according to Mueller.

He said the injuries from the spilled coffee were some of the worst injuries officers had ever seen on a child.

When the Department of Social Services and officers from the Sheriff's Office visited the family's home on Elizabeth Road, they took a 3-year-old from the home which they said was filthy, infested with bugs and reeked of urine, according to Mueller. 

Both children were taken into emergency protective custody and then placed in the custody of DSS.

Jonathan Clowser, 26, was charged with two counts of child abuse.

Misty Hopper, 27, was charged with unlawful neglect of a child in the April incident, according to Mueller. 

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