From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
ALTOONA — An Altoona woman was arrested in Etowah County on Thursday for allegedly hitting a teenager with a paddle with enough force to leave bruises.
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Teasha Lashay Davis, 38, on charges of child abuse.
She is accused of hitting a 14-year-old kid with a paddle multiple times, which left excessive bruising.
Davis turned herself in. The child was taken from the home and placed with a family member.
Davis has since been released from the Etowah County Jail on a $5,000 bond.