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Sheriff: Couple charged after deputies find baby being kept in homemade cage

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Haley Trantham and Vincent Lee (Courtesy: MCSO) Haley Trantham and Vincent Lee (Courtesy: MCSO)
MARS HILL, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said a couple was arrested after deputies and DSS workers discovered the man and woman had been keeping a baby in a cage.

Harwood said deputies were called to a Mars Hill home on Wednesday after receiving a complaint about possible child abuse.

While searching the house, the sheriff said deputies located the infant in the upstairs portion of the house “confined in a self-made cage.”

Deputies freed the baby and immediate medical attention was sought for the child.

Harwood said detectives learned that the couple was confining the baby in the case for 23 or more hours each day. The child was only being given minimal amounts of food.

The suspects, Haley Trantham and Vincent Lee II, were arrested and both charged with two counts of child abuse.

The sheriff said Trantham was also charged with possession of marijuana.

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