Eldridge woman arrested after harming child

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A 44 year old Eldridge woman was arrested after police say she beat her child.

It happened December 20th after the mother said the child was swinging a bat around the house.

The court affidavit says the mother grabbed what she called the “spanking spoon” to discipline him.

The affidavit also says the child was struck with a computer cable and a bicycle lock and chain.

The child had injuries to his rib cage and ankle.

Tricia Stone Shelley is charged with Felony child endangerment.

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